Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Reindeer Pâté [villanelle]

Doesn't reindeer pâté
made by Francophone tribals
hold a certain caché?

naturally one must pay
for one's books & one's Bibles
and one's reindeer pâté

in this world's wide array
if the mind stalls & idles
asking what's the caché?

where's the curd amid whey?
where's the pith behind titles?
granting reindeer pâté

isn't likely to sway
your American Idols
who can't grok its caché

darling that's quite okay!
(sez the swain as he sidles)
mightn't reindeer pâté
hold a secret cache?


for Ariel McClanahan Watson

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