Oh, let me be, rather than go shopping after a dental appointment
Booed off the stage;
Or develop an incurable combination of Malaria and carpal tunnel;
Or compel my hand to burn all books; send me
Through the slaughter house a thousand times; or force me to hear
Ashcroft sing in an eternal loop;
Or take my things to be smashed, and
Bid me walk over a field of the shattered pieces.
Or rip from me my soul and will with cold iron hooks;
Things that, to hear them told, have made me tremble;
And I will do them without fear or doubt,
To go without shopping after a dental appointment.