Thirty years I’ve lived in Missouri
with its major threat for an earthquake.
So far no problems but experts say
the big one could arrive any day.
California’s lovely but with its quakes
I would certainly never move there
despite the chance to see nature
unveiled in all its glory.
There’s a wild beauty in Missouri
if you leave the city and seek it.
But if you stay in the city, you see
plenty of wild but not much beauty.
In the city there’s a shooting every day.
But the mayor and police still tell us
to drive downtown, enjoy a ball game
or maybe a movie and have a nice meal.
Fine restaurants abound in St. Louis.
And the Cardinals always play well.
But walking to your car afterward, you
could become an entrée at an autopsy.