It seems that there are
a lot of stories in this town
That’s what people share
when they talk to each other

They replay the things and events
that happened to them recently

Upon hearing a story, 
the listener is supposed to respond 
with a story that relates 
to the one they just heard

In so many of these stories,
the story teller makes it seem like
they were the only rational sane one 
as everyone around them was weird

When they quote something they themselves said,
they use this very calm voice

honestly It’s the type of calm voice 
you don’t hear too often in real life

Sometimes a person walks home
in the evening after work
and when a cat meows at him
he might meow back

to me this seems really legitimate

but if a person barked back
at a barking dog

I would think,

whats this guy’s problem?