In the slanting rays of the morning sun, I saw a monster insect run-
Along the top of my garden wall, and almost let my tea-cup fall:
All legs and spikes and fierce to see- surely not African spider or bee!
I blinked and things came into focus–it was only a bit of hocus-pocus
On the part of the sun, who, ebullient, had magnified the shadow of a tiny ant!
But now whenever I see rave reviews of prominent people in the news,
I wonder- behind that arc-lit glare, how much substance is truly there?