I blame books, she said

I keep waiting for those epiphanies I read about

They keep failing to crop up.

I said, Should we wait for the epiphany

And then write about it?

Or will writing the epiphany we need

Be the epiphany?

These words of honeyed wisdom drop from my lips unbidden.

I do not will them to my teeth and beyond.

The line between epigram and wisecrack

Is finer than you think.