30 December 2007

Mus Musculus Tout d’ Squeak...


Ok, so I’ve got the wrong end of the stick
again; you’re not responsible for the
end result of what you say – you never
meant to say sorry in a way which we
could then mistake as an apology.
– Leadership without liability?

I see – sorry meant commiserations
falling just short of being near a state
akin to that bearing owner’s weight –
a Lawyer’s quibble without a free lunch;
why say it then? Your rhetoric is fraught
with double meaning – you say the same words
but deny the thing relates to you.

You’re squeaky clean – please repeat it, squeaky –
rhymes with sneaky doesn’t it? Parts that fit.
The worrying bit is your conviction
you’ve done no wrong! Mus musculus tout d’ squeak...
© 10 November 2007, I. D. Carswell