Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Fool's Wife

The king's a fool. He's a fool's fool.
It's unnatural. What servant has
a servant? What wife a wife?
I'm the fool's fool once removed.

And when the king, that fink,
is in a funk and sends his fool away,
he drowns himself in sack,
then sacks out in the hay.

—Dallas Crow

"The Fool's Wife" originally appeared in Dunes Review (Summer 2008).