Curbside Quotidian


Making a Point by Kenneth Gurney

We set our egos aside to continue
an earnest political debate
and our egos walked off
to some shady place
and spread a picnic blanket
upon the grass and dandelions
while we explored our ideas
of the role of government
in the fried chicken industry
and how congress should pass
the potato salad bill
while the judiciary
should cease legislating
how many chocolate chip cookies
a conscientious weight watcher
may consume on a day
when colorful balloons
seurat the sky.

Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA. He edits Adobe Walls, an anthology of New Mexico’s poetry. To view a full biography, publication credits and available books visit