Sheep May Safely Graze (Azithromycin Version)

Old men may safely fart and pass wind.

In Azithromycin’s sight

And Imodium’s

Peristalsis soothed and sphincter held

Brings to hearts a peace abiding,

And sleep throughout the night

Smooth and easy may my offerings flow

Neither rudely swift

Nor obstinately slow.

With apologies to Salomon Franck

And thanks to an unknown graffitist wit of Pompeii, whose epigram in Latin is poetically translated by an archaeological graffitologist whose name I forget.

© 2020 ARF

Author: Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.

3 thoughts on “Sheep May Safely Graze (Azithromycin Version)”

  1. A short poem to Cloacina is typically attributed to Lord Byron:

    O Cloacina, Goddess of this place,
    Look on thy suppliants with a smiling face.
    Soft, yet cohesive let their offerings flow,
    Not rashly swift nor insolently slow.
    I have this on the inside of the bathroom door.

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