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HOME VISITATION

HOME VISITATION

 

My wife received a home visit

With conversation exquisite…

When I came back

The discussion track,

Was on our marriage (how is it?).

This third-year medical student,

Attentive and most prudent…

Took a few notes

Including some quotes,

Respectful, she was not im-pudent.*

She’d not been to Douglas before,

Said so as we met at the door…

It must be “thrillage”

To visit our village,

Will she come to visit it more?

 

–Jonathan Caswell

*Normally the word “impudent” has the first syllable accented when said:          IM-pud-ent.  I have changed the accent onto the second syllable (im-PU-dent) to keep the rhythm of the stanza intact.