An innocent slip, a small tee hee hee
a burble from tightly pursed lips,
which without much provocation becomes
a giggle, in dribbles and drips.
Make way for a chuckle! a chortle! a peal!
a head-to-toe all-out guffaw,
an uncontrollable, knee slapping laugh
fueling curious spectators’ awe.
To break out in laughter and let it all go
is a part of the human existence
so please – crack bad jokes, pull sight gags, tickle toes
and spread the joy. Trust my insistence!
Today’s prompt word came at the right time. We all need to laugh.
by Melissa Kro.