Amid the festive salutation,
You’ve just received an invitation
By paper mail — or social — text —
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The senders, though, are clearly vexed.
From third (or more) upon the list,
The “favour of reply” is missed;
Who don’t respond with “yea” or “nay”;
So are they coming? Who can say?
But if no “R” or “S” is claimed
Nor “V” nor “P,” well, who gets blamed?
Yes, someone threw a monkey wrench…
’Cause most of us, we don’t speak French!