and who taught me how]
cussing without cuss words can be quite folkloric...
dadblame cartoon headed varmints wouldn't know
their toenail from a claw hammer
headed this way on their two bit steeds;
couldn't shoot a clay pigeon off of the
kitchen table if they sneezed; if you're able, look up
their pitcher under school chums who made
the bottom of the pail look grimier
the crime scene crimier.
can't wipe the shine off their nose even
if the wind froze it off; wouldn't know a shovel
from a ditch when it came to which is which;
been on the gravy train so long wouldn't know
the singer from the song; been so bad
they made ole Santa's secret list of cads:
those who ain't even gettin' coal
o.k.? much less, peppermint candy.
mary angela douglas 9 april 2016