Dear Sirs,/ Month that I ordered duly received,
But I feel in this matter I have been deceived;
When counting the days,
A shortage displays —
Please forward three more, or I’ll feel aggrieved.
In Jan I had use of a full thirty-one,
Though those barely gave enough time for much fun;
I need the whole lot —
Three more than I’ve got! —
While we’re still enjoying the summertime sun.
And talking of sunlight, duration is fine,
But humiture truly is crossing the line,
To fix it, I guess,
It needs a lot less,
So, make all the days to a drier design.
Do note the comparative adjective there,
For, to have said ‘dryer’* would be as in ‘hair’,
How that could be done …?
Make hotter the sun!
No good!/Yours truly, /(Needing customer care)
A centipede in our garden (as opposed to a millipede, which is comparatively harmless).
My grubby fingers are shown to give an idea of scale. This could have cost me dear. A sting from one of these sweet little wigglers is not lethal, but on a pain scale of 1 to 10 is said to be a ten.
*A ‘dryer’ is an appliance, as against the comparative adjectives of ‘dry’: drier, driest. This distinction in usage has only really solidified in the 21st century.
© February 2018 Colonialist