The fasteners that hold my far-flung parts together turn but
one way & but once & I will void my warranty should I but
try to fight it. Like the Google car that can't negotiate a
four-way stop I'm too polite.
Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems have appeared in several journals, most recently, in Diagram and The Inflectionist Review. His chapbook, Truth Table, is available at the Finishing Line Press.
See another of his poems in 4.4