Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Preferential Please - Poem by Robert John Meehan

The Preferential Please - Poem by Robert John Meehan

'Pass a perfectly plain piece of picture paper.'
was Paula's preliminary proclamation
A 'Pass a perfectly plain piece of picture paper.'
plainly perceived without the preferential PLEASE
Thus, a 'Pass a perfectly plain piece of picture paper.'
perceived without the preferential PLEASE
will presumably predicate a precursory point
that a 'Pass a perfectly plain piece of picture paper.'
perceived without the preferential PLEASE
probably permits a plausible presumption
that passing a perfectly plain piece of picture paper
probably won't be permitted
primarily as a precautionary procedure
to prohibit possible presumptions that
a perfectly plain piece of picture paper
can be procured without the preferential PLEASE
thus, 'Pass a perfectly plain piece of picture paper.'
preceded with the preferential PLEASE would be permitted
pending a parley with Paula to pattern
her perception that a 'Pass a perfectly plain piece
of picture paper.'would be plainly permitted
if prefaced with the perfunctory preferential PLEASE