Saturday, September 10, 2005


I have no vices. I am not averse
To making statements truer than mere facts,
Or now and then engaging in gross acts,
But there are many people who are worse.
I will not honk at any passing hearse,
As long as it won't block traffic. My tracts
On killing sufferers with cataracts
Should seem, I think, less literal than terse.

Don't argue; just remember that I gave
My money to the poor. You speak of vice
As though, when I was faced with a great wave
Of needy indigents, I gave them spice
To ease their hunger. You ate meat. Think twice
Before you say which soul you've got to save.


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