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What IS That Smell?

What IS That Smell?

Putting the dog in doggerel, and the no in no-stalgia

Slam dunk
Do a bunk,

Skunks abound
Look around,

Smells not good
When it should,

Catch a wiff
'zat the hound?

Smelly old dog
Wors'na bog,

Dead fish rots
Dog’s delight,

Roll 'round good
Grind down tight,

Now it’s time to go
Dad’s loadin’ the car

"Where'za dog?
Oh there she be

"Damn kids,
That stinks!

"All your fault,
She stinks of rot

"Go clean 'er up
Down in the lake,"

We'll get home
Somewhat late

Two hours in car,
Home’s still far,

Odours are dire
Dog snores, calm,

In an atmosphere

Between wet dog smell,
And Dad’s rising bile.

Vacation’s done,
And once again,

Two happy weeks
Undone at the end.

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