I HATE thee, chattering telegraph!
Of madness I am on the border.
That click, click, click, when working well,
That clank, clank, clank, when out of order!
Reason, avaunt! I only state the
Simple fact, which is - I hate thee!
I was not always thus, - to quote
Good Mr. Kellogg's gladiator;
Once I adored with child-like love
Of novelty. It was no later
Than Monday week, at half past nine,
I was a power "on the Line."
O Fate! O Fate! O cruel Fate!
I feel the fatal fire within burn;
I feel the most insane desire