Unknown to me, the provenance of

the word manicomio

weighs it down, however

whenever I do come to use it


In states where virtue is profitable

common sense (too late the remedy)

can make us saints


Desperate to register existence

skeletons tattle in ethical closets

the apocryphal dollar already spent


A despondent chirp from the microwave

trying to tell me  its task is complete

is the lowest comic denominator