Equivoque

~

Someone complaining of recent affairs: 

    “The country was ‘falling apart.” 

 

He was airing ‘our’ laundry 

with someone else there – 

 

a Jan Van Someone, 

not from ’round here.

 

    “There isn’t one race 

    that runs the whole place.

    That is your problem I fear. 

    It’s mishmashed and sordid,

    a closed gene affair.”

 

It’s funny these countries 

that maintain their royalty,

 

they keep their traditions

    bon mot.  

 

    “I’d always said, 

    at least so I’d thought, 

    that was a problem

    of Europe.”

 

Jan Van Someone 

I thereby estranged,

 

for Jan ne’er spoke,

to me ere again.

~

 

 

©2014, Marvin Welborn

14 January 2014. Revised 09 May 2014.

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