Written for: Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 9
Take the phrase “Battle (blank)”, replace the blank with a word
or phrase; make the new phrase your title.
I’d love to debate you, says Smart,
thinking has become a lost art,
so I have developed a chart.
When do we start? When do we start?
Says Stupid, I know more than you.
I excel at all that I do.
I stand strong for the red, white, and blue.
What’s your IQ? What’s your IQ?
Smart: What about global warming?
Stupid: Look at me, I’m yawning.
Smart: The salmon have stopped spawning.
Stupid is bored. Stupid is bored.
The debate has run out of steam;
neither knows what the other means.
It seems there is no in-between.
The peacock preens. The peacock preens.