The spelt & the pelt

Let’s see if Twemlow has the gall
to show his face again,
after calling Leonora
a meretricious hen.

Wisely, Leonora
has never read a book,
so she won’t know meretricious
from the rear end of a truck.

But is a word less hurtful
if you don’t know what it means?
If it is, then Leo’s pelt
will long preserve its sheen.


 

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