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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Peter Austin is a Professor of English at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada. Over 200 of his poems have appeared, in various magazines in Canada, the USA, the UK and several other countries. He has also published 3 collections, and a novella in verse, In the Event, will appear in the Fall of this year.

Peter Austin

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Mum's the Word

"Let's make this our little secret"
(Said behind his study door
As he tinkered with her sundress
Till it slithered to the floor).

"Don't forget and tell your mother:
She'd be jealous," as he checked
That the webcam was in standby
And its settings were correct.

"Just do everything Sylvester
Tells his little Tweety Bird
And he'll take her to McDonalds;
But remember: mum's the word!"