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Hams of August Smother

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Hams of August Smother

Hams of August Smother


The folks are angry, really. 
They can’t explain the diaper, 
yet they would explain poor Jack.
It’s a plot, you see, to show
poor Jack’s been had.

Folks can’t see why
no matter what Jack does,
even if he scrubs
in water warm enough
to soften turnips, 

sheathes himself
in eaus, colognes, 
dons, perhaps, a silk of talc,
folks can’t see why the night
still squats on Jack,

jiggling its hams
of August smother.
Or why the cleric in the courtyard 
chants, ”Elements of Jack 
will always reek.”

It’s a plot, you see, to show
poor Jack’s been had. That’s why 
the folks are angry, really;
they can’t explain the diaper, 
yet they would explain poor Jack.


Donal Mahoney

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  1. Date: 4/11/2010 12:56:00 PM
    funny nonsense!!