Watching the Swedish elephant

enter by the back door

 

encouraged everyone on the team

to solicit among themselves

 

larger donations,

errors no one understands,

 

all to the purpose of

raising the joists in the museum

 

higher than allowed

by the constitution.

 

In Sweden it would not

have been allowed,

 

even with the windlestraw

lying secretly above the dormer,

 

posted environmentally

in the wrong place

 

to please the co-signers

of the contracts required

 

by salesmen

encouraged by

 

the fruit flies

hovering over the juices

 

sitting blandly in the

warm part of the room.

 

Jack e Lorts has published widely the past 50+ years in such places as English Journal, Clackamas Literary Journal, Haggard and Halloo, Elohi Gadugi, Literary Juice, ground, Locust and elsewhere. Author of three chapbooks, a retired educator, he continues living in a small isolated town in eastern Oregon.

 

EPHRAM PRATT ENCOUNTERS THE DIALECTICS OF SWEDEN

Jack e Lorts

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