I think you have to click it twice
before the light comes on,
the dimwit thinks,
feck this.

a..because he’s Irish
b.. because he doesn’t like to swear.

and though he doesn’t like to swear he
swears it wasn’t him out there looking
through the window shade.

I clicked it twice and saw
the light come on
the butler wore
a smile and nothing else

I expected something else for
my penny in the slot,
but all I got was that.

The Chinese people
have got it right
subtitle everything
the sun
the moon
the night
can’t go wrong there,

he still swears it wasn’t him
outside the
Dim hung Kowloon inn
the subtitles told a
different tale.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.