06 February 2018

#6 - Incompatible

After Differences of Opinion I by Wendy Cope 

He laughs at her and scoffs and asks her why
she thinks the world could possibly be round!
He smirks and calls her arguments unsound –
incredulous that she’d believe the lies.

It’s NASA and their communist allies
just telling fibs about the convex ground
when any fool can see it’s flat, not round!
(An oblate spheroid, but that’s by the by.)

She shows him pictures of the earth from space;
he tells her that the moon landings were fake.
He says her faith in science is misplaced;
she starts to think this may be a mistake.

He texts and says that he enjoyed their chat;
She says she’ll come around, but leaves him flat.



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