The holiday party is well underway
And folks are absorbed in the chit-chat today.
The drink and the napkin? Supplied by the host;
Never miss a local story.
But as for the talking, it turns out that most
Are split into groups of, say, three or of two;
And that’s where I patiently listen (and stew) —
A self-absorbed windbag, whose topic of choice:
His very own exploits — opinions he’ll voice.
How selfish! I’m thinking, that anyone tries
To hog the attention that small talk supplies!
But odd — as I step from this bore and go free —
He’s probably thinking the same thing of me!
Don Munday, email@example.com