The woman said, “Now sing something funny.”
“What’s funny?” I asked,
and started singing “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,”
Except the rhythm was wrong.

Is that funny?

Not to most. Gershwin is serious, y’all.

Or that time I tried to host a party,
But the toast fell flat,
And so did the Prosecco.
All the guests said,
“Maybe you shouldn’t try so hard,”
As they gathered their coats from the bed
and gathered the unopened bottles of cabernet.
I understand–wine’s not cheap.

So, how can I sing funny songs
When I can’t count Gershwin
and people abscond from my parties?

I’ll stick with slow, brooding ballads.