in verse


simple is that which
lacks complexity
easy — by contrast —
alleviates perplexity

it may have been hard
work and perspiration
or a momentary flash
of wondrous inspiration

that yielded that some-
thing easy to use —
the inventor’s toils now
latent and diffuse

the glaring hallmark
of our industrial era
is to lay bare the claim
that simple ain’t superi’ah

why pump water from
well into your pail
if you can just turn on
the tap without fail

why hang your undies
overnight on a clothesline
when an electric dryer will
do the trick in no time

my term of choice
for tools without impediment —
they’re not merely simple
or easy... they’re elegant

Joe Váradi

Editor of No Crime in Rhymin' and Language Lab | ..."come for the sarcasm, stay for my soft side"

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