Pea permutations (A poem based on a line from Annie Hall)


Time passes.

Woody: Sorry I’m late, my racoon has hepatitis.

Woman:  You have racoons?

Woody : (shrugs) A few.

I am sorry I am late, my racoon has hepatitis.

I am sorry you are late, my racoon has hepatitis.

I am sorry you are late, your racoon has hepatitis.

I am sorry I am late, your racoon has hepatitis.

I am sorry my racoon is late, you have hepatitis.

My late racoon is sorry, you have hepatitis.

My racoon is sorry you are late, I have hepatitis.

My racoon is sorry you have hepatitis, I am late.

My racoon is.  Sorry you have hepatitis.  I am late.

My racoon is sorry.  You have hepatitis.  I am late.

My racoon is sorry. I think you have hepatitis. I am late

My racoon thinks you have hepatitis.  I am sorry you are late.

My racoon thinks, therefore I am sorry you are late.

My racoon thinks, therefore I am.  Sorry you are late.

My racoon thinks, therefore I am late.  Sorry you are.

My late racoon thinks, therefore I am.  Sorry you are.

Therefore I think I am a late racoon.  Are you sorry?

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8 responses to “Pea permutations (A poem based on a line from Annie Hall)

  1. Should be mandatory read “at the Actor’s Studio” – especially when playing a raccoon (that’s how we spell it down here in the South where we have a bunch of ’em). I understand both spellings are correct. I wonder if they live in England and drink tea? They have scraps for dinner here.

  2. I am not sorry. Though I’m wondering where the hepatitis went. I suppose it was cured. I don’t think I’m late. I might think I’m a raccoon though. Let me ask the woman, “Woman, do you think my raccoon thinks I’m late?” She says, “Possibly.” I’ve never known such a thoughtful raccoon, even though he (or is it a she, let me check) has hepatitis. (Why did I check?) I believe there was a comment in here somewhere, though I must have forgotten it already. Anyhow, I think your poem is excellent. Good day! 😀

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