Vacuum a Clean House

Multifaceted heads of state
Dampen down stray hairs with spit
At the sight of a lense
with an f. stop attached.
All they ask is respect and fairness.
To stay at your house and quarter
staff if necessary.

And if go with them this far, then
plaster a platter of their visage
on the wall above the toaster oven,
never to be besmirched by au gratin.
And to recall your location when they die,
only to mispronounce,
the killer’s name for trivia.

- Paul Handley