(May 21, 2018)
\polite little beasts,
unvoted upon piggies
at the barbecue!
saved with smooth and well-sauced lies
but red at-the-bone poison!
- (Originally polite little beasts in the copy went to serve as Headline material…but I am leaning toward changing to “polite little piggies” in honor of all appointed and bureaucratic creatures who so fill my heart with unjoy and visions of skewers never set over fires nor ever sauced but roundly rotating on unintended-for-consumption spits of everlasting yes-ses instead of their uncomical cant-ed no-es.)
- ** (The gap in tanka numbering – my notebook says “1099” but I know I added a few in the Vietnam laundry list of Tanka 1081-2001) will be explained later: I have fill-in December 10, 1970 work left to write…I pray for me on yet another unaftered chore.)