“Be sincere, be brief, be seated.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dear Madame Orifice, you have the floor
for fifteen minutes only to condense
chaotic cognizance into a core
analysis evincing common sense.
Your knowledge of the topic may be vast
but energetic oracles must learn
that less is more — an unredacted blast
of facts won’t make the public’s passion burn.
However, if you stir a million things
around and let your thoughts metabolize
with patience, soon on disentangled wings
a nucleus of wisdom can arise.
Then, like a butterfly, go pollinate
our minds with substance worthy of debate.
2023 Mary Boren
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