It’s Detention

…and he knows why!

“What did I do now?” This portrait of O. Wilde is in the public domain.

There’s a poet
who loves to play
in words double
and entendre.

Take good care to
leave a comment —
wait to read how
a bomb off went!

Of socks and pants
and bosoms, fool!
He finds the words
that overrule.

No. His name I
will not mention
for he is in
strict detention!

And now, a musical interlude that puts the “de” in a lot of words other than detention:




poetry that dares to be funny, edgy, irreverent

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Mary L. Holden

A constantly evaporating editor and writer. Believer in medium since 2013 when they made me wait for an invitation….

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