It goes without saying
ironically introduces the saying’s contents
manipulating the ear of the hearer
the eye of the reader
to take the side of the saying
In the internal struggle for truth
It didn’t have to be said or need to be read.
but now, somewhat unjustly, it’s been
forced, for some reason, into being.
Like you and I, without our prior consents.
Of course … is another one, obviously.
And obviously is … of course.
Obviously, it goes without saying,
this is a poem, ladies and gents.