Do I need to know that your mother in laws cousin’s hairdresser is allergic to # 2 pencil…?
All the things we are told,
I hate to be forcefully sold,
When from family it comes from the fold,
Better to be put out into the freezing cold…
I don’t want to know all the dirt,
I don’t care to be the first or last to know,
Don’t come knocking on my door with all the news, you old crow,
What makes you think I care about others woe…?
So they did commit suicide,
So they did so with a pan to fry,
Burning down the house in the process,
As long as they did to themselves, I don’t care why…
Who needs a telephone?
Who needs a telegraph?
Who needs to watch the television?
If I want to know, all I have to do is ask the local gossip,
They can then tell me of everyone else’s indecision…
© ed ~ 7/7/05