Daily Archives: August 9, 2016

Three pigs

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Sitting between my hopeful Romeo –
who reminds me of a cute piglet,
and someone I’ve nicknamed Jonathon Jo –
because his mouth is like an O.

Romeo hands me a coded compliment.
Jonathon Jo doesn’t understand.

His O expands until it looks as if he could swallow
a hog, whole.

I’m piggy in the middle,
caught between a man who may swallow a hog
and a cute piglet.

I kick my legs and giggle like a kid
at a joke I cannot share.

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Posted for The Daily Post #Joke

©Jane Paterson Basil