Abbr.

midst techno-bustle
& market hustle
with email flurry
& retail hurry
brevity rules
among literary fools

memos whirl
& post-its swirl
msgs scuttle
& txts shuttle
by the letter
shorter’s better

chatroom speaks
4 cyber-freaks
dumbing down
england’s crown
with smiley faces
exchanging places

xtra time’s
the modern crime
while humans race
thru’ cluttered space
but life’s too short
to just abort

subtle rhyme
& words sublime
find your voice
& make your choice:
to create
or to abbr.

Wayne Visser © 2005

Book

String, Donuts, Bubbles and Me: Favourite Philosophical Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together philosophical poems by Wayne Visser. In this anthology, he muses on subjects ranging from space, angels and destiny to time, science and meaning in life. According to scientists / The world’s made of string / That buzzes and fuzzes / Or some such strange thing / It’s also a donut / That curls round a hole / With middles and riddles / Just like a fish bowl / And there’s no mistaking / It’s more than 3-D / With twenty or plenty / Dimensions unseen / Still others insist / It’s really a bubble / That’s popping and bopping / Through the lenses of Hubble. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.

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