This morning when I went outside—
And no, I was not drunk—
I realized we'd had a guest:
A most mephitic skunk.
I'm not sure what it was that caused
The skunk to fire away,
But he had given to our house
His best malodorous spray.
I'm sure it kept him safe last night—
No enemy can stand
Too many whiffs of such a scent
From such a fetid gland.
In future days I hope that skunk—
If he can think ahead—
Will skip our yard and powerwash
The neighbors’ house instead
Because you do bamboozle me,
It causes me to foozle, see?
Shakespeare Couplet: Romeo and Juliet (6):
So Paris comes to court young Juliet,
But what he wants is not what he will get. (1.2)