Inside a Sardine Can

Abandoned things they learned
Listened from the shadows
Like hermit crabs
Drunk on screw-cap wine
Mixed up nights and days
Worked at the almost competitive
Computer and electronics store
More efficiency achieved
When bosses were gone
Discussed the amount of fun
Homeowners could have
Like lawn trimmer tea
Brewed from grass clippings

Row, Row, Row, Your Boat

These oars look a lot like yours
These oars aren’t yours
These are our oars
These oars fell from shelf to floor
They’re our family’s only oars
I’ve looked for these oars for hours
After these, there are no more oars
Not to start a row over rowboat oars
Which ones are mine, which are yours
You row your boat, I’ll row ours