February 1986


you sit across from me

speaking at your turn

proceeding quite well

until you say a line

that leads all to laugh


you pause


of their/our need to laugh

but then a surprise

as it goes too far


anger flits across your face

or it looks as such

while others laugh

you sit silent


you think you are

and I believe you are right

and I sympathize with you

but as you thought before

we all have needs

for laughter



Janet was leading our Young Adult Bible

study when we misused one of her statements.


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