Friday, May 3, 2013


Ultimately—is a very fine word
         For a more than rarified notion;
Ultimately—though it seems absurd,
         It might even be quaffed in a potion:
Surreptitiously with soda or nog,
Or serendipitously on someone’s blog.

Ultimately—it’s an eleventary aside,
For a band that’s not twelve or ten or seven;
It’s not either three or five—but eleven.

Mattie, Mac, and Meg; Tip and Ben; Jen and Hal
MSG and LB; NPA and GHol:

Ontolaughably, epistemaffably, ruinationably,
FCSedly, eleventarily—and yes, of course, remarkably, ultimately.