Boethius, With the Top Down

(for John Q. Climate-Change)
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on the interstate
doing 95 mph
blasting Boethius, with the top down,
is not the same
as blasting Motley Crüe
with the top down,
doing 95 mph
on the interstate
though, The Consolations of Philosophy
might be a better long-term prescription
for handling the world as it is
than one writ in the jittery script
of one Dr. Phineas A. Feelgood;

but who really needs a long-term prescription
for tomorrows of a different persuasion
when that drop-top’s down,
and you’re humming at 95,
along that never-ending,
never-changing,
make-ya-feel-all-right
inter

state.

Boethius, With the Top Down