by Sally Odgers
A binocular becomes a monocular, dear
If you forget to remove
One of the covers while tossing the other
What are you trying to prove?
Being like Nelson applying the eye
To a scene that you just cannot see?
Blind eye a’turning to half of the scene
That’s what it seems to me
Red tape, policy, jargon and all
Means nothing is seen in its breadth
Binocular or monocular, dear?
Use both eyes and you’re winning on strength
So remember removing both lens caps today
Will give you binocular vision
While squinting through one (while it might be more fun)
Will send half your senses to prison.