i stood there and stupidly
began laughing in jest
of my own laughing
for the reason
if any
was that no one
else was laughing
and in so making an
utter ass of myself
caused another to laugh
not for me
or with me
but at me at my
stupidity of laughing
for no reason at all
so i began laughing for a reason
which became his laugh
for it disturbed me not
of his laugh
at me
for my purpose was fulfilled
for now he was laughing
and as i walked away
another began laughing
at him
for he looked stupid
and soon others were laughing
everyone was laughing
and the whole world was laughing
except for one