Preening before the Burst

A poem
by Daginne Aignend
“Of the utmost importance,”
The Sir in the custom-made suit
spoke in a sententious rhetoric
to his interlocutor.
He reminded me of a bloated rooster
shortly before bursting out
in a cock-a-doodle-doo
“The common people should be
grateful for all the charitable work
our Rotary Club does, to mitigate
their indigent existence.”
His self-eulogy was larded with
disparaging remarks towards
the less fortunate fellow creatures.
As I watched his good-natured
Samoyed dog a relieved thought
came up:
Thank God, his dog doesn’t shit Roses.
Daginne Aignend is a pseudonym for the Dutch poetess Inge Wesdijk. She started to write English poetry four years ago. She likes hard rock music, photography and fantasy books, is a vegetarian, and spends a lot of time with her animals.

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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. He is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Scott's poetry books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott serves as an editor for The Peregrine Muse, Happy Hour Hallelujah, and Novelmasters.

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