I will arise and go now, conempaths join for tea,
And a small mock-up build there, of gum and pushpins made:
One sound-bose will I have there, a tank for the high lay-see,
And think alone in the see-loud trade.
And I shall have some peas there, for peas come dropping slow,
Dropping from the boxes of the morning until the crumbler sings,
There midnoon's all atwitter, and dusk past time to go,
And mangers low on flutterby wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
Americologists be-google me with shady tweets
While I dodge the tremorous, or fill the printer tray,
I hear them in the ring tone beats.
"of gum and pushpins made": apologies to Matt Groening
lay-see: an extremely important member of a group, who feels compelled to offer extensive commentary on every minor issue; never misses a meeting
peas: small chunks of chocolate or raw sugar that "fall" off of snacks
boxes of the morning: euphemism for the canonical morning meeting snack
crumbler: a person who endeavours to avoid detection while devouring meeting snacks by repeatedly acquiring small portions
manger: a manager who wants to fit in with the workers, but has trouble keeping his temper in check
flutterby wings: nickname for "wings" supposedly made from lamb's meat, but actually crafted by old men who troll among the wheat
Americologist: one who marries an American solely for green card purposes
be-google: pronounced "bee goo-gli," meaning to befuddle, typically by interspersing one's poems with confusing nonsense words
tremorous: one who insists that his/her delta is going to change the world every time you meet them
(words and ideas shamelessly stolen from Shobha Vasudevan and Siddarth Krishnan)
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