Butterfly In Pamuk

A little uneasy am I,
Butterfly, the great Illustrator,
on seeing my wife's gown's red sash
standing out 'like a sin' in the corner:

she'd been squeezing my blade as I drew.

You see, to compliment Investigator Black,
looking for a clue*, and who
had been eyeing my wife,
I lied, 'A strong pen has a weak knife.'

by Douglas Scotney

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