Pithy

I promised the poem I wrote re: Pithy. Here it goes!!!!!!!

Pithy

He said, “It is a pithy one.”
My friend, the teacher poet.
I just write down what comes to mind.
I said, “I didn’t know it.”

I looked up pithy in the book
I read with consternation.
What definition should I believe.
I thought with reservation.

Pith had several explanations
I read with cautious awe.
Spongy tissue, central strand
To destroy the spinal cord, I saw.

Then I breathed a relieved sigh
What one should I anoint
But the pithy definition
“Having substance and a point.”

–Richard L. Brewer

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