Preening before the Burst

A poem
by Daginne Aignend
 
Pompous
 
“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 17Numa.wordpress.com 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, 2015), and Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience; he also serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters.

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