Hans Ostrom

Silver Star - 3,655 Points (1954 / California)

'Welcome To I Don'T Know: Population- More Than A Few - Poem by Hans Ostrom

After traveling for decades
and imagining he was learning,
he came to the town
of I Don't Know. The

people there were too
chastened and bemused
to be more than humble.
Like him, they had enough

energy to express one,
at most two,
viewpoints per day,
and the custom

had become to follow
expressed opinions with
'That's just a guess' or
'But who cares what I think? '

Joking, of a kind,
was popular but always
rooted in absurdity,
not in superiority.

To the mechanic, he said,
'My car broke down. Can you
fix it? ' She replied, 'Don't know.'
He said, 'That is good news.'


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Topic(s) of this poem: towns


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015



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