13 October 2010

Honesty (á la Tony Abbott)


When he says,
“I could be telling the truth”
you can believe him,
he might be – from his hallucinatory
stance what he wants you to hear
justifies the double entendre.

But if you were to ask for an
assurance of veracity he would still
aver there might be truth in it,
albeit such that the discrepancy,
in innocence, escaped the censor’s mark.

So we listen to a barking dog
whose carping voice implies
impenitent duplicity while
waiting for an honest bite
which never lies
© 18 May 2010, I. D. Carswell