11 March 2009

Indigestion Tax


the source of this indigestion is
traced easily – Hungarian salami;
it wasn’t gustatory after-thought 
embraced in a flourish of dill pickle,
the last burp confirmed untruth of
that fable; nor the water crackers
or for that matter the beer labelled
bitter but really fine dark ale

aftertaste lingers in early morning
contemplation; those rambunctious
farts punctuating tranquillity are
our forward fees on future gain.
The dyspeptic assessment of Income
Tax as bureaucratically guessed
provisional tax demands are paid
gladly by eructions of frivolous gas
© 13 October 2008, I. D. Carswell