all the jim-jims in this town
with their sweetly
pungent smiles

a supreme court
makes a good
spot remover

the president says
I don’t want to brag
but the world needs lube 

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William Merricle lives in Lima, Ohio. His poetry has been published in PuddingSlipstream
ZeroCity, and many other publications. His latest chapbook, Heimlich The Donut, is available
at Pudding House Publications.

“Dunce/Inane” © 2011 by William Merricle, used with permission