Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Riddle of the Jerk

What has three eyelids but never can sleep?
What lies and yet always tells truth?
Wide as the ocean, yet only skin-deep?
Refined, and yet often uncouth?

What weaves by day and unravels at night?
Weighs nothing, yet carries a ton?
Frosty and frozen and wintery white,
Yet hot as a spot on the sun.

What sings sweet songs without making a sound?
Has plenty but never can share?
What walks on five legs that roll on the ground,
Yet soars like a frog through the air?

What magic answer unriddles these tricks?
What solves this confounding old quandary?
You’ll feel like a fool when it finally clicks--
It’s “nothing”--now go do your laundry!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, but I had fun feeling like a fool, when it finally clicked.
    (Nix on the laundry.)