Their Mistress’s Voices

( On reading an advertisement for a teacher
  of English as a Second Language who ‘will
  be permanently attached  to  a staff of seven
  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.

Jerome Betts

If you have any comments on this poem, Jerome Betts would be pleased to hear from you.