by J.H. Humphreys
With a masters in Gramm-Leach-Bliley
And a Doctorate from Thanh Phong
While running a university,
What possibly could go wrong?
Honored speakers talk without complaint
Never wavering in righteous belief
The audience listens with dutiful restraint
That’s what I call freedom of speech!
I’ve read a book or two in my time
In German and Latin and Greek
If only it happened on the New School’s dime
I might research instead of work all week.
This poem was longer
When its form of consciousness
Was fast sublated.
Limits of language
bewitch philosophers too
much – even Frege
Being lost. Latin’s failure.
New York Housing
Gracie Mansion, it is well known,
Was purchased for the Bloomberg home
It’s easy to find housing if your truly care
And it doesn’t hurt to be a billionaire.
Unbiased, Sober, and pure in its mission
After deliberation most long and scary
The handpicked committee has made its decision:
A unanimous ruling in favor of Kerrey
For anyone reading this literally,
There’s not much I can do
But point downtown speaking verily:
There’s an open spot at NYU
New School Seder
Hard is the heart of Pharaoh
But he must build his tomb,
His monument of mortar and sorrow,
Till’ then we’ll have no room.
The Goshen of 16th Street
And the memory of our myth
Is the ghetto where scholars meet
Next year at 65 Fifth!