age-old debate

by Rg Gregory

when the old man said

i know everything

the young girl replied

what is everything



when the old man said

wisdom is mine

the young girl replied

what is wisdom



when the old man said

i am privy to all life’s secrets

the young girl replied

what is privy



when the old man said

you don’t know anything

the young girl replied

what has a bald head

a tight mouth

and dribbles when it eats



when the old man said

respect your elders

the young girl replied

i will when i’m older