Just because you have a seat,
doesn’t mean you’re going to be seated.
Just because a number is available,
doesn’t mean you can have it.
Just because you win your league,
doesn’t mean you’ll be asked to the Big Dance.
Just because you wear a certain garment as you age,
just because it still fits,
doesn’t mean that you should.
N.B. A. Playoffs
Just because you win game one,
doesn’t mean you’ll win the series.
On Mandatory Masks
Just because masks aren’t required on planes
doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear them.
Just because my poem has a meaning,
doesn’t mean you have to know it.