I can’t help noticing of late;
topics which call for calm debate
instead bring participation
in the Art of Irritation.
In a time for truth and reason,
we’ve entered vitriol season.
Prod the opponent to attack,
point and giggle “He blew his stack!”
When first reaction’s “How dare you”;
hold off a day or maybe two.
Feelings may be a little changed,
and might come out as less deranged.
We should ignore our vanity
to reach for greater sanity.