Coconuts

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Watch the way a swallow flies,
Unladen by a coconut,
What is this that I spy?
A knight won’t keep his mouth shut?
The improper use of this drupe,
Extracts from me a taunting.
Their fathers smell of elderberry soup!
I may have said wine; they find this undaunting.
We throw at them our goats and cows,
At our own game we won’t be bested!
We threaten second tauntings; and call them sows,
Then rejoice when they’re arrested.

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