SCOBIE IN THE BISQUE
Waiter, is this some kind of dupe?
I’ve found a Scobie in my soup.
He’s doing a breast-stroke towards the dole
across my bisque of lobster’s bowl.
He’s caused my peace to fly the coop,
this brat from the lowest income group.
I fear it will not be long before
his sneakers sully my parquet floor.
Waiter, please put me in the loop:
why is this Scobie in my soup?
It’s the social charge that you incur
for dining sumptuously, sir.
Note: In Limerick slang, according to my son (who knows), Scobie is 'a lighter term for a scumbag'. Lighter, therefore less judgmental, I'm presuming. Younger than a diehard scumbag, possibly heading towards scumbag-dom, possibly not. Socially deprived and therefore bolshy.
© Ciaran O'Driscoll, 2012.