Will someone please explain to me
Why people travel miles to see
Mountains and rivers (it's to laugh!).
Visible on a photograph,
Or trudge through picture galleries
Of abstract paintings, meant to please,
Or dull museums' arid tracts
To gape at ancient artifacts?
They could spend time -- it is no joke --
Exchanging thoughts with living folk,
But no; they'd rather stare and gawk
Than share ideas in vibrant talk.
Each day I understand it less,
But chac'un a son gout, I guess.