Although I knew I was no bard
but since I thought my verses were oh so avant garde
I did a reading at a coffee shop near Harvard Yard.
The audience’s responses caught me way off guard:
GERMAINE TO NOTHING
PREFERRED EVEN MICKEY SPILLANE
NOT EVEN GOOD ENOUGH FOR SPOKANE
Having my spirits slain not even one had the decency regarding their disdain to refrain or abstain.
Alas, my fainting I did not feign.