Dieter Roth Shopping Powder

water comes before butter
     and of course water is smaller than melch
if you’re feeling lumpy or giddy
     “but I sun tanned you too long”

for relief against crosswords
     and the hovepine DVD
make butter before the football’s on
     no up the side of the train

a monkey with a band aid
     a band aid on a monkey
a monkey with a trumpet
     a trumpet on a monkey’s head
a donkey with a banker’s hat
     a duck with a traveller’s cheque