Why be, if you cannot just be?
why look, if you cannot see?
why bother, if you do not care?
keep your foot in your mouth,
if you want to be fair.
You do not always have to speak.
It is not a rule that you must engage.
If pretension of attention is what you seek,
then join a musical, if you desire a stage.
But you can leave me the hell out of it.
As I didn’t ask to be the butt of your joke.
You could probably remove the foot now,
although I’d love to see you choke.
© 2018 Joseph Emerson @ WhatsInsideAMadmansHat.com