by dm gillis

to the man at the urinal
talking on his smartphone
you should know that smartphone
is a compound word but
obnoxious bastard is not (link now dead)

which may be irrelevant
to your pissing conversation
since I’m sure it will change the world

but is there a breach of etiquette here?
does one or does one not
inform the person at the other end of the line
out of fairness
that one is holding one’s junk
while discussing business?

I ask because
though I know we are a failed species
I personally would prefer to exit the stage
with dignity and deserved applause