I say the things Carl Sagan might have said,
The things that you might hear on NPR.
With thoughtful thoughtfulness I move ahead.
I know how vapid all my critics are.
Talk radio is playing at the bar—
So, people, I refuse to have a drink.
Rush Limbaugh may be smoking a cigar.
I tap my pipe – and, thoughtfully, I think.
You posit problems? I don’t even blink.
My mental gaze is piercing all the smoke
You generate, as thick and black as ink.
Your challenge to my thoughtfulness? A joke!
Your answers I don’t have to try to guess.
They all proceed from thoughtless thoughtlessness.