NaPoWriMo 4.15: The Turnspit

turnspit-dog_dog-at-work

It’s very late and I have to work tomorrow, so this is a piece of Uncreative Writing, by turning this article content into a not-yet-very-good pantoum…

(The thing I liked the most about this rather hasty process was learning the word ‘lumpenproletariat’…)

The Turnspit

The downtrodden, lumpenproletariat, turnspit:
Small, low bodied, short crooked front legs
Darwin said, Look at that. That’s an example
Because they were useful as foot warmers.

Small, low bodied, short crooked front legs
They move faster if you throw in a coal
Because they were useful as foot warmers
They were allowed to come to church.

They move faster if you throw in a coal
Not too close to the fire or they faint
They were allowed to come to church
Kitchen Dog, Cooking Dog, Vernepator Cur.

The transition from small boys to dogs
Darwin said, Look at that. That’s an example
Cheap, mechanical spit turning machines
The downtrodden, lumpenproletariat, turnspit.

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