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Time of the Mad Atom

This is the age
Of the half-read page.
And the quick hash
And the mad dash.

The bright night
With the nerves tight.
The plane hop
With the brief stop.

The lamp tan
In a short span.
The Big Shot
In a good spot.

And the brain strain
The heart pain.
And the cat naps
Till the spring snaps —

And the fun’s done!

(Reprinted from The Saturday Evening Post, 1949, The Curtis Publishing Co.), Courage - You Can Stand Strong in the Face of Fear, Jon Johnston, 1990, SP Publications, p. 143

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