Poetry Blog by Randy Horton (2019, greatest happiness principle)

The Impact of Utilitarianism on Unsuspecting Feet

The NaPoWriMo prompt today was to use a homophone or homonym. I can’t take credit for the example, which was offered by a former student.

After her purported reading
Of Jeremy Bentham,
She said he believed
She should do whatever
Made her happy.
For example,
She should spend
Her paycheck on new shoes,
Because they will be good
For her sole.

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