juggler danced with flashing steel
And cut up his assistant
An accident, sincere and real,
"I told her to keep distant"
The audience helped hide his crime
Because ours is such a risky time.
A builder of some lofty homes
Built some towers out of straw
And capped each one with glassy domes
In contradiction of the law.
In times like these, no one pretends
There's wisdom in the common sense.
When jobs are lacking, money's tight
Comfort lacks and a cold wind braces
Or evil men lurk in the night,
Folly fills the empty spaces.
For even lean days have their uses,
And produce extra excuses.
STIMULUS, n. The independent inspiration of an old habit.