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Stevie Smith

(20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971 / Kingston upon Hull)

Drugs Made Pauline Vague


Drugs made Pauline vague.
She sat one day at the breakfast table
Fingering in a baffled way
The fronds of the maidenhair plant.

Was it the salt you were looking for dear?
said Dulcie, exchanging a glance with the Brigadier.

Chuff chuff Pauline what's the matter?
Said the Brigadier to his wife
Who did not even notice
What a handsome couple they made.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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