The Humorous Verse Prize
Dennis Ward Stiles
High on the Hog
You want to live high on the hog
no matter what your social standing:
flea, louse, nit.
There’s the view, of course
and the high of hogs tends to be drier
than the low
and the smells less smelly
and the dangers of a sudden death
less, too. I’ve yet to see a hog
sleep on its back.
Pick the head, right between the ears
if you can find a place there.
A hog will bite its butt
but never its own head.
Try to bite yours.