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The Honey Wagon


Some say the custom cutters wheeled

and dealed at his expense.

Some say the cutworms lopped his yield

and call it negligence.

Some of the neighbors' lips are sealed,

but folks with common sense

say you can't fertilize a field

by farting through the fence.


Timothy Murphy



Author's note:  A "honey wagon" is a manure


Editor's note:  Although Mr. Murphy has
since revised this poem, he has kindly
permitted me to retain this version, which I
prefer, on the site.



From Very Far North, The Waywiser Press,
London, England, 2002.  Reprinted by
permission of the author.

Background by
Amreta's Graphics Corner

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