Torpid Tommy

Torpid Tommy Tolfrey
often calls me on the phone,
just to chat about this and that,
and wag the old jawbone.

Torpid Tommy chews the fat
and wags the old jawbone,
from early in the morning
until the cows come home.

Once I know it’s Tommy,
I switch on my TV,
and place the phone beside it,
so Tommy thinks it’s me.

Tommy’s not the only man
who talks just like TV:
torpid and unhearing,
mindless-endlessly.


 

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