Putting Things in Perspective
W.B. Keckler

No living poet
is famous as Pikachu,
nor as powerful.

No living poet
is modest as Pikachu,
nor as docile.

No living poet
has comforted children
as Pikachu has.

No living poet
will ever earn as much
as Pikachu,

not even if Oprah
should marry this poet
or opt for a domestic union

with this living poet.
Pikachu will probably live
forever, or at least

a few hundred years
when the entirety of living poets
will be as visible and relevant

as a bicycle built for two,

or wooden dentures.