No was the N-word. Parents used it. For a reason. We wanted too much. Ate every object. Hit for fun. Soon nice was the N-word. Terribly nice. Awfully nice. Good but bland. Pleasant but what. Tea-time opinions. Avoided where possible. Never was the N-word. Never see them again. Never get over it. Never say never. Rhymed with forever. Then, neutral was the N-word. Refused to take sides. No help at all. Us or them. Make up your mind. May sometime. Nothing was the N-word. Our place in the void. Learned to live with. Beginning of wisdom. Started somewhere. Here. Now.