Just “acting” civil
is like applying for credit.
All evil is a local phenomenon.
One guy turned to his neural partner and said,
“If you show me yours, I’ll show you mine,”
and that other part replied,
“Hell, you say that just because you ain’t got one to show.”
After lo, these thousands of years
that men have been repeating, rephrasing, and reshaping
the notion that, “Never was, nor is, nor ever will be a faultless work a man can see."
After all this time has it never, ever occurred to anyone
to get man’s eyes checked?
Culture is bricks.
Over in another little cosmic bar, one of the full throated regulars,
several times a night would hoist high his glass and toast all assemble by proclaiming,
“To the wine, which righteously loosens the tongue,” until one night,
one guy in the corner finally thought, “From what?”