AVERAGES

AVERAGES

From Arabic at first, we bow to serene averages.
Estimates of loss at sea, goods damaged, keen averages.

With so much personal freight heavily judged by being
extra heavy, maybe we should quarantine averages.

Just moments after birth, APGAR. Then weight, height, IQ, sex,
length, tits, income, square footage—a life to glean averages.

Activity, Pulse, Grimace, Appearance, Respiration.
It’s not your fault. It’s but a puzzle of gene averages.

A satellite stutters across the sky, bleeping info
down and out. Who will sacrifice for deep green averages?

14 miles per gallon. 30 points per game. .400.
Across the land, lives freely torqued by obscene averages.

My daughter wants to dance. At six she has the head, neck and
legs. But come sixteen, will she flaunt Balanchine averages?

Averages are evil and can kill you. For example,
average desert temperature. Run from unclean averages.

Dexedrine, Benzedrine, Methedrine. Laboratories buzz
with nature’s compound fractures. Let’s spike life’s mean averages.

What you might expect on a normal weeknight, or normal
office tower morning. Pre-mujahedeen averages.

AVERAGES