What Einstein Said (a villanelle)
We’re still not sure what Einstein said
despite he’s quoted quite a lot
and we can’t ask him since he’s dead
he never gave a talk on TED,
his you-tube clips are doctored rot
so how to know what Einstein said?
and what went on inside his head
is relative — (or was it not?)
… we can’t ask him since he’s dead
iconic hair with lots of cred
a mystic too, so what’s the plot?
we’re still not sure what Einstein said
his “E is M.C squared” has led
to atom bombs and God knows what …
but we can’t ask him since he’s dead
the kosher truth has upped and fled
his legacy has gone to pot —
don’t ask me what Einstein said
I never met the man — he’s dead!