Unmerited Finery

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Unmerited Finery


She said, "Open wide."
I did.
She said, “Close down.”
I did.

Even though I'm barely
a commoner,

much more the 
peasant
or serf,

she treated me as

Royalty,

placing a crown on
an exhausted molar.

"Thank you," I said, 

and hurried home
toward

Buckinghorse Palace

lest

I be found out.

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