balaclava – baklava


balaclava – baklava ( avalkab – avalcalab )

as the clouds are howling by
in the rabid autumn sky

& the chills are frisking me
grill an owl or dictionary

sings a swan within the brain
quibbles quizzing on again

balaclava – baklava
how i wonder what you are?


one’s a sort of woollen mask
from a battle, since you ask

born in eighteen fifty four
in the great crimean war

& the other is a treat
filled with nuts & honey sweet

baked with layered filo – so
that’s the difference, now you know