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Stinks

Lawrence S. Pertillar 2947 (Connecticut)



If what begins to smell a little sour.
To realize this odor is pungent.
With a rotteness that starts to scream,
'Stink.'
And...
Noticeably close too obvious to ignore.
There is no need,
For a multiple choice quiz to or pass.
Is my 'drift' getting near your nose?

If something begins to stink that bad.
To perhaps come from the one,
Who smells if first before others to ask.
And...
For whatever the reason,
Announces the smell to come.
Yet...
Denies what has happened.
With it to claim,
A knowing of nothing...
What had occurred?
Is...
In your opinion,
What?

'Funky.
Fish stinking and messed up.'

'You picking up my drift?'

'Yes.
But more of it seems to be coming,
From those folks over there.
Diving into their own homemade cesspool.
To then dress impressively.
Without having the respect or courtesy to...
Bathe!'

'Raunch is raunch.
But this filth embarrasses,
The obscene.'

'That's low!'

'I knew you would catch my 'drift'.'

'How could I ignore what's overwhelming?'

'Many have to deny what it is to be!'

'This stink of funk has stunk to smell rotten,
For decades.'

'Sssshhh.
Many still remain unconscious of it.
They have been made to believe,
Defending what is rotten is patriotic!
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Submitted by lpahtillah on June 02, 2021

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