Humorous Anecdote in Skeletal Form

Interesting little detail about life → funny implications and distortions → amusing philosophical lesson that undercuts everything.

Wasn’t that great?

Reviews are mixed:

“I liked the funny implications part.”

“What did you like about it?”

“It was funny!”


“I didn’t think the minor detail about life was that interesting.”

“I thought the philosophical lesson at the end kind of undercut the whole mindset that’s premised in the beginning of the anecdote-skeleton.”

“That’s what it’s supposed to do.”

“Oh, then that’s really funny!”

Two Love Poems in Skeletal Form:

1.  Symbolism says do me

2.  Symbolism says remember when you did me

There aren’t many poems whose underlying message is “No thanks, I’ve had enough for now.”  Moderation never could sing.

meta-humor by Alan Brech, (c) 2012