Today my cousin-in-law Gary Getchell posted this on his Facebook page:
“BOHICA? I'm behind the times! I just learned of this acronym, but I plan to put it to good use. For those as out-of-touch as I was BOHICA stands for "Bend over. Here it comes again!" What a quick, great way to respond to the stuff that keeps spewing out of our politicians' mouths,” and this is my response.
Bows to Gary Getchell
Here’s Lady Luck whipping ‘round the bend,
Checking us out, looking our bodies over,
Making sure she has good pickings here.
She tests her cattle prod, makes certain it
Is primed for use when the good time comes
Grinning beneath the sunny skies again.
Here she comes, aiming for us again
To find if now we’ll break instead of bend.
We seldom see her; nevertheless, she comes
Sneaking up behind us. When it’s over
We wonder how we could have overlooked it
Sparking in her grip! We didn’t hear
Her footsteps stealthily approaching here
Where we were caught flat-footed once again.
Suddenly, between our cheeks we felt it
And we could feel our creaking spine unbend,
Cracking like a bullwhip whistling over
The lightning of her cattle prod. She comes
Smiling like the temptress she becomes
Once she’s had her way with us. We hear
Her tender voice: “I’m sorry, Love, it’s over
Now. I couldn’t help myself again.
Won’t you forgive me, dear?” We watch her bend
Us to her will at will. We know that it
Is only a matter of indefinite
Time before she goes away and comes
Back in her red Ferrari ‘round the bend
Looking for us – and she’ll find us here
Tending our garden, offering again
Like a cat in heat yowling or purring over
Roses and dahlias till once more it’s over
And we straighten up. No doubting it --
She’ll find us in position once again
Whenever it is she chooses, and when she comes
She’ll find us patiently abiding here
Doing our calisthenics: a deep knee-bend
Or two, perhaps. Luck always overcomes
Any obstacle to stick it here
Where she will sweetly watch us bend again.
By Lew Turco, © copyright 2014, all rights reserved by the author.