nibbling at her Bible searching for the perfect quote
clipping her toenails on yesterday's front page
kicking Shakespeare "Outta de way!"
That hound nothing but bones
reminds her of her second husband
that's why she's so mean to him.
Shakespeare decides to "Beat it!"
knows her quickness to anger
hunts along the lake shore shingle
whereupon he's beamed up for alien analysis.
"Strange being!" they intone
mystified at his four legs
they only having one.
Alien language unknown to us
nothing but tones and bleeps and high pitched notes
piped with great elan
but Shakespeare gets the jist of everything they're saying. Shakes ***** a leg ****** on
the master board nothing but smoke...flames!
Old Shakes decides to hunt out that flea
in his left rear.
Aliens don't take so well to fleas
tear themselves apart
flee to the far side lock themselves into pressurised suits.
Shakes howls homesick
even for Auntie Blob's bad hearted kicks.
Alien ears explode.
Survivors beam down Shakes as fast as they can.
"Earth creatures can not be overcome!"
runs the report in capital bleeps and tones.
"Shakespeare...Shakespeare you come here!"
"Bad dog...bad dog!"
He crawls on his belly dodges an ill-timed blow.
"Where in the world you been?"
A kick gets him in the privates.
He cowers underneath his chair.
"Lord...Lord what a night!"
"That blue! it's outta this world!"
She catches a falling star out of the corner of her eye.
She isn't superstitious. She makes no wishes.
"Lord God...where's that **** dog!"
Shakespeare whines softly to him self
the Dog star reflected in his right eye.
Shakespeare the saviour of the world.
''PRONUNCIATION:(ob-NOO-buh-layt, -NYOO-) MEANING:verb tr.: To cloud over, obscure, or darken. ETYMOLOGY: From Latin obnubilare (to darken or obscure), from ob- (in the way) + nubilare (to be cloudy), from nubes (cloud). The word nuance is also a derivative of nubes.