If a pacifist identifies fifty different rifles
If a squiffy drifter sniffs a whiff of aperitif
If an aquifer calcifies manifold cuneiform artifacts
If a shifty grifter testifies to terrifying a housewife
If a sheriff in midlife swiftly modifies his lifestyle
If a scientific lowlife recodifies conifer diffusion
The ramifications will be terrific!
© Richard Clarkson, July 2016
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P.S. This poem was written in response to a suggestion by my friend Naomi who sent this splendiferous response:
That was a trifle different – a justified objectification (and glorification) of ‘if’ which was uplifting. Significantly gifted, you neither crucify not oversimplify the specific word that is rife throughout. A nifty and magnificent motif!