Take a horse to water

Lead it by the teat

Take a cow to slaughter

Choke it as it drinks


Give a prince your daughters

Feed our traitors meat

Throw the dead in gutters

Pee away their stink


Fill your life with laughter

Your children’s mouths with peat

Paint your wife with batter

And broil them for the kink


Hide behind the shutters

Simmer in the heat

Ponder how it flutters

Your stale heart in the sink.