In combing through handwritten leafs in the portfolio of Opus Early Nineties, I came across the following.  I don’t have a clue as to the precise rhetorical situation that gave birth this nonsensical piece, but reading it these many years later, I have to laugh.

Shut Up!

Shut up!  Shut up!

Your really must shut up!

Close your mouth and calm your nerves

And shut that darn thing up!
Your noise is most confusing;

It’s really not amusing.

And what’s worse–

Your breath’s a curse!

So shut that darn thing up.

 

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