art and part   


here all the curlicues
fart de montée
divine sunray
paying one’s dues

beware belike the phalarope
the evil kind who deal in soap
untangle all skulduggery
or thanatopsis thuggery

eke beware the eveningtide
morningtide twilighttide
whatever branded in the cheeks
scratches thigh and gnaws on leeks

behold the contemporary Mercator
casting for a handsome look
inside an abstruse common book
give him the eighter from Decatur