10 December 2008



wretched beans he sighed – and farted
viciously – eyes surprised reflecting infant tears
– would you believe
that really hurt...

it’s hard to suppose he reflects
such a trivial self-indulgence
could ever have
an unhappy ending

I refuse to snigger covertly –
observe the incident
too culturally sincere
for approbation

I mean
who wouldn’t release
their admiration volubly
for the new vegetarian regime

– at the next urge
I suggest sagely
try standing
© 20 August 2008, I. D. Carswell