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David Lehman

April 24 — Same Difference

It occurred to me
today that there’s
no difference between
“thank you” and “fuck you”
so from now on
whenever someone says
“thank you” to you
think of it as “fuck you”
OK but what about
the next time someone
says “fuck you” to you
does that mean “thank you”?
No, I’m afraid it doesn’t work that way
(he smirked)
That also means “fuck you” –
all roads lead to the Rome of “fuck you”
get it?
I do but you don’t have to be so
fucking in-my-face about it –
Well, fuck you –
No, fuck you!

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