( On reading an advertisement for a teacher
of English as a Second Language who ‘will
be permanently attached to a staff
at the Barking Language Unit.' )
Ms Perra, in post since last week,
Got a First in Dalmatian and Peke
And is fluent in Spitz,
Though she freely admits
That Basenji's the devil to speak.
If you have any comments on this poem, Jerome Betts would be
pleased to hear from you.