The Funniest Thing (Work Of Art)
(Verlaine)

watching you mix up the paint... brush away

the questions now... ask another fovor of who ever.

you say it's failure not contempt that makes an

honest fool of you... l think I'll use a lighter blue...

there's a reason for that but I don't want to talk

much about it... isn't that the funniest thing. I think

about it all the time but I don't want to talk much

about it. Ok, Ok, anything you say.

striking up another match... put it to the candle there

reading them old valentines. Trucks are going in

and out of that big garage all night... I wonder why you

turned on me as if I was a one way street but I don't

want to talk much about it... l think about it

some of the time but...

playing checkers friday night... all your brother's

friends are drunk...opinions they get funny too.

I'm thinking of the things you said, looking at the

bottles there... "no deposit, no return"...empty or full, it

seems...