John Richard Anderson
Red Herring Scent Awry - Poem by John Richard Anderson
To deceive lay a scent so appealing
That it tricks the hounds to stray off target
Leaving the hare saved by hair's breath deflection
Smoke the pot of herrings, red and pungent
Seal in jar, brew the stench to ravishing,
Stock your lure bag with chicanery drones.
When you hear the hounds a howling
Cast loose a red fish tar-feathered as goose
Release fly-fish with flies plied with herring scent,
Deploy your decoy ducks, your drone impostors.
For chasers are bounty hunters, gullible.
So easily deflected by ruby ruse scent
To chase wild geese on the loose.
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