Que Tal, Amigo

Milton P. Ehrlich, Ph.D. is an 87-year-old psychologist and a veteran of the Korean War. He has published many poems in periodicals such as the London Grip, Arc Poetry Magazine, Descant Literary Magazine, Wisconsin Review, Taj Mahal Literary Journal, Antigonish Review, Ottawa Arts Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and the New York Times.


Que Tal, Amigo

When the sun went out,
and the sky turned black,
I climbed the tallest tree
to reach for the hand of God.

The hand was leathery and callused
from years of landscaping work.
He explained:

Did you not hear what Nietzche claimed
many years ago? Gott ist tot!
From now on South America
and North America are united.

If your Presidente needs a job,
he can mow my lawn, and
clean out my clogged gutters.
Adios, hasta luego!

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