In doleful tones upon my ears
The captured expression of our mutual fears
S and G with prophets’ words – on subway walls
Where the silence’s sound melancholic falls
Should we seek instead – joyful verse?
Clinging to some playful inverse?
G and S and their modern major-general
Tunes whistled from – nonsense Pinafore infernal
Shall we reverse?
Which shall be worse?
S and G dark – but so full of meaning
G and S light -but intellectually demeaning
Is the inverse
Blessing or curse?