That wretched beast that walks on paws,
During high level discussions complicated
Into an Élysée fireplace urinated.
What a place to make a show!
A rescued black Labrador called Nemo,
Ungrateful to Monsieur Macron and his wife
For providing him with a luxurious lease of life.
Yet still the president of France
Seems ready to take another chance,
Greeting world leaders intent on deals
With the insolent mutt about his heels
And when they rush for the exit door
Avoiding a steaming pool upon the floor,
Our Emmanuel smiles and with a roar
Declares ‘He’s never done that before!’
© David Subacchi
David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has 4 published collections of his English Language poetry: First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014), Not Really a Stranger (2016) and A Terrible Beauty (2016) as well as a collection in Welsh: Eglwys Yng Nghremona (2016).