09 November 2007

Rat Dropping Offertory

Rattus rattus has been free-
dropping again – ranging
tidbids of parlous candour as
offerings; axioms of ailing
health and doubtful sanity.

Claims a planned campaign
of harassment and slander,
sanctioned by shady cliques of
quasi-agencies is underway
against all rattus ethnicity.

Rat droppings inserted into
score boxes of offertory, a
protest methinks – gauges
the petty depths this rat sinks
in its deep depression.

One might yet see it quip on
alone – sans adulation, the
rat population deserted ship –
wiser by far in debate on this
lone rat’s untenable fate.
© 20 October 2007, I. D. Carswell