humbughumbughumbughumbughumbug

boris ignite

scrooge has acquired
a gun

shoots from the hip
of his mouth

once perhaps a ball and socket
now replaced

cocked and loaded
a cock loaded

a scatter-gun and outcome
of deadly words that stick

not rhetoric or pomp’s barristerial
but guttural

because of the verbal ditch
scrooge scavenges within

and where dreams
are humbug too

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