10 November 2014


where lubricity 
fails - in each and every sense 
you will itch madly 

itching isn’t bad 
in itself but won’t help make 
discomfort’s amend 

the sadly missing 
beat is why the deed ends in 
such piecemeal scratching 

an irony in 
its perverted pretension 
laughs at you always 

so we keep greasing 
to salve the slave of reason’s 
courtly dignity 

© 24 October 2014, I. D. Carswell