Wednesday, March 21, 2012

then he chose to make them laugh

Last night I dreamed about "the enemy"
from a work of young adult fiction:
the no-fun, follow-the-rules
uptight principal of a school.
A cat started asking him
questions--stupid questions, like
Why don't you use your tongue to clean yourself?
Why are you always walking on the ground instead of jumping up on stuff?
But it got him thinking
And he addressed the students
He told them why
Why am I so boring?
Because I hate my life
Why am I so boring?
Because I hate you all and I hate myself
And instead of feeling pity
everyone laughed and knew
he was well on his way
to becoming a great principal and stand-up comedian

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