Think of it as self-immolating humour.
No one else gets it, like Kaufman.
It only serves to damage my image.
Not that I didn't mean what I said
I wouldn't mean to apologize,
Since you never implored,
And I never dismissed.
Perhaps it's the journey to the Great Perhaps,
Or this empty bottle of wine.
But that I know it's inappropriate to voice,
And to voice so bluntly.
We're all (partially) ignoble at heart,
And social conventions largely serve
To avoid the exposing one another
To our ugliest parts.
It's funny to me,
because I'm not actually--at all--
But it's fun to play the part.
(For me at least.)