out, damned spot!

there it sits before me

in all its pretentious glory

sleek and fat

like a well-satisfied cat

just finishing a canary

superior to other marks

having two parts rather than one

it brings order to chaos

but leaves uninitiate lost and confused

i am a lowly acolyte serving at its shrine

but one day i’ll rebel, subjugate

make it permanently mine

then it shall be humble and behave

              … or else