Laughing at the assassination of Lincoln
that gunshot to his head is now a punchline
“I need to watch this play like I need another hole in my head!”
the Black Plague has turned into a children’s song
to the tune of Ring Around The Rosie
hush-a hush-a we all fall down
hell, even the sinking of the Titanic is something campers are singing
while roasting marshmallows
and isn’t this all wonderful?
Doesn’t this prove that time heals all wounds
as Groucho said: time wounds all heels
as Woody Allen said:
Comedy is Tragedy plus Time
somewhere in between the mathematics of emotions
take the shine off the shiner we got to the eye
learn to sing the Blues in tune.