TEN TATIVE POEM
Whose genius invention, the one to ten scale for perfection?
It wasn't Einstein the father of relativity discoverer of stars,
ten million times hotter than the sun just like thee.
Hollywood is more likely guilty of the scale measuring desirability.
My ten is sexier than Bo Derek queen of Ten.
Handsomer than John Wayne in a white ten gallon hat.
Swifter than Lance on a ten speed bike in France.
More fun than boot kicken a Texas Ten Step dance.
Swinging even more than Dave Brubeck playing “Take Five” twice.
Shake the dice and hope your tentative poem scores ten.