another poem related to funny, yet not

I gave myself the chore of
writing something funny.
The trouble is it’s hard to tell
what is or isn’t half the time.

Self-deprecating humour
keeps comedians
in gravy and nice suites
and I know it’s my routine as well
so comforting and familiar.

Laugh and the world
laughs with you.
Laugh at yourself first
and pretend for the world
you’re in on the joke.

Slapstick and banana peels
remain laugh-track standards
all because the audience
has been primed to think it’s
funny – why should it be?

If people want to claim
this world is “gone to hell
in a hand basket”
might not the reason be
the loss of empathy?

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