The Dumb Have the Advantage by Jim Klein

  1. If you were mine,
    I could do such wonderful things.
    Oh, the stupid idea
    of being a human being
    and having to do all that sucking
    to stay alive—and then he learns to talk!
    Howl into the fierce grizzly innards
    of interpersonal relations.
    The dumb have the advantage.
    Nothing but silence won’t hurt.
    I wished, oh how it could have been,
    stepping into a gentle night
    when even leaving was a sociable act
    with the band playing in the background.
    I can’t tell you how happy I am
    in a land of tapping fingers and dancing feet,
    oh, you yokum, I’d so love to strum.
man and woman kissing in sunbeam
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Jim Klein
Jim Klein’s books include Blue Chevies, To Eat Is Human, Digest Divine, and Trinis Talk Like the Birds. He has published more than one hundred poems in literary magazines.

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