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Be Not A Gobemouche

A poem by Beverly Stock.

Is it true? I’m running late?

Should I then absquatulate(1)?

Is that indeterminate(2)?

I can’t tell and can not wait.


Or, is this just attic salt(3)?

Running late? Which I am not!

No, I am writing my assault,

Rhythmically, as a gavotte(4).


There before me, is the band,

Each blowing horns, held in hands

Sounds like a callithumpian(5),

Best eviternity(6) I‘ve had.


By pure impracticality(7),

This poem might seem too trite.

A gobemouche’s(8) question-

“Was my thesaurus use all right?”

(1) Leave somewhere abruptly

(2) Phrase grammatically ambiguous

(3) Refined incisive wit

(4) Generic term for French folk dances

(5) Noisy parade

(6) Existence, everlasting duration

(7) Estimating something worthless

(8) Gullible listener




Beverly Stock is an American poet living in St. Louis. Her work has been published on ClassicalPoets.org, at theChainedMuse.com, on Persimmontree.Org, and on the Webzine Lighten Up Online.

Be Not A Gobemouche

© 2019 Beverly Stock


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