"All the world's a stage"? "No man is an island"? Brad Barker, librarian at Mark Twain Junior High School in Modesto, CA, was on a search for the perfect metaphor at the "Slam on Rye" poetry slam.
Yet perfection was elusive. He tried a Google search and of course the results were ridiculous, ranging from "rambunctious kitten provides a perfect metaphor for the rebirth of spring" to "The Mojave Desert is the perfect metaphor for the postmodern condition.."
Anyway, Brad's search continues. Read this entertaining piece at The Modesto Bee .