. Labyrinthine Bag My wife, bless her heart, went and bought me a bag with tons of compartments, and pouches, and pockets. But searching for stuff is a chore and a drag it takes me forever to locate my dockets. I don't mean to whine, and I do hate to rag: my suffering eyes want to vacate their sockets. . . Little Egos Little kids need little egos To be fed and given love. Icky grown-ups with big egos Need a smite from high above. When a kid says “see my drawing!” Though it sucks, I’ll aah and ooh; But with grown-ups, there’s no hawing--- I’ll just say “your work is poo.” . . Wael Almahdi is a poet based in Bahrain. His work has been published or is forthcoming in ArabLit Quarterly, Snakeskin, The Knight Letter, Blue Minaret, and the Journal for Higher Criticism.