whom I asked if he could/could he not
... but he chose not (to talk)
so I tripped him & karpow!
(he flew over a speeding car),
missing a tall toll booth: he hit a cow
that had been smoking a cigar
(which ended up in the kid's mouth):
thus his old man caught him
& dusted his sections south
with a sobering, sticky hymn
(but the kid got even with me later:
he gave me the gift of a brick
as I was stepping on the accelerator
leaving me a permanent pedestrian
up one wicked crick...
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