Poêt a Manger!


Poêt a Manger
“Eat me!” said the label.

“Drink me!” said another.

“Hear me! Read me! Love me!” exclaimed the poet, desperately.
We looked him. This supposed poet; his hair unruly, his déshabillé all dishévélléd;

His non de plume set at a slightly less than rakish angle;

To be honest, he was not much to look at – and that was still his best attribute.
We had listened with anticipation for most of twenty seconds; then we had switched our allegiance as we watched a late-comer being usheretted to the empty seats at the front (she had a look of despair upon her face that resembled the desperate stare of a hunted (or haunted) escapee that has been cornered into a very inescapable position indeed.
After that we decided en masse to abandon the fellow to endure his own dribbly musings; felonious rhymes; and insidiously clichéd droppings.
The air outside was clear and bright;

And, so, we decided as one to party the night.
The Poet? 
Who knows?
He could be there still.

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