a joke interlude


my friend he says to me
take two cigars (I take one)
take these two cigars and light them
(so) and puff the smoke out like this
up in the air (I follow) and then you see
like is this sea or ocean maybe
well I tell him (the serious look)
it's the crabs anyway and we laugh
and so (the joke's not yet) behold leagues
and miles and miles and miles undersea