My client’s playful shooting
of Twemlow in the head
is sometimes seen as evidence
he wanted Twemlow dead.

But who among us, gentle folk,
has not been just as playful,
when the sun is shining brightly
and there’s bullets by the trayful?

The interplay of human skull
and barrel of a gun
has always been a comic turn
— a bit of ludic fun.

So loosen up your scruples,
and your waistbands, if you must,
and join the peals of laughter
as Twemlow bites the dust.