dumb & sober & damn! (he lunged! to try to kiss my feet):
I said: "You crippled beggar," & [spit]
"If you're blind, stupid, armless & with no taste at all,
how could you know (else see) far off enough to find
alas, in me!--a brother in mankind?" Such gall!
And he (growling a stomach-full of hadn't dined
in ages & piously longing for a Soul he could hock)
told me: "True I never could have felt,"
lacking all human touch, "Seen or heard you coming, O
sweetheart Sir, so as to have knelt
at your feet (had I knees) for a buck
(if you could spare it)," adding he was also a mute
& tearing off his hair in a vain attempt to
entertain me, fingerless, he said: "But I smelt!!" ...
noseless he sang me, tongueless, headless, playing his lute
handless, useless ( so useless! )
... Sheer versatility seldom impresses me: "Good luck!!!!
My friend, but" I told the poor laughingstock:
I only invest in The Absolute!
--Sorry!" & gave'im the boot.