Thursday, March 23, 2023


by bofa xesjum

i dreamed i murdered
the swedish ambassador
- the dirty rat!

because he wanted
to look at my pictures
of duchesses in flowered hats

especially the picture of big flossie
which had belonged
to my father

and grandfather
and great grandfather
before me

get back, mr ambassador!
the deed done
i ran down the winding staircase

past the dim lamps
and darkened portraits
of forgotten princes and statesmen -

the police were sympathetic
taking my exalted station
into due consideration

but an international incident
brewed on the horizon -
what a curious phrase

under the circumstances
- “brewing” -
but i had no time

to consider its etymology -
o etymology!

and cavalry horses

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