Why’s everyone so reticent?
Emotionless and medicined?
It seems their souls got jettisoned,
and husks got left behind.
The fashion is to play it cool,
to loiter in vestibule,
while they’re left solo on their stool,
pretending they don’t mind.
It’s fun to watch them feel the lack,
to watch their spirits fade to black,
but what when you need something back?
they’ll treat you all in kind.