The Philosophers' Suet Ball

     Wearing suspenders
     In place of cummerbunds,
     Hysterical inverted
     Woodpeckers awash
     In feckles dare bunker jays
     For leftover
     Poetic seediness.
     They taunt,
     I listen:
     Their advice is
     So much simpler
     Than that of my
     My other kineless kith:
     Fritz the Cat
     And Ignatz Rat

- David Mitchell

Painting by Ken Peters

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