Jorums of gold, brass, and silver for the king
Filled with the blood of six brothers by a jockeying Jehoram
Not a jot is dropped as he drinks
At the junket paid by the people
Jamming his royal gullet


A humble javel is worth more
His simple jottings are words to hear
Jolting readers with their exact electricity
The antigen for the jararaca’s sting
Each one is like Juvenal’s uncut diamonds


Jorum – A large bowl or jug.

Jehoram – King of Judah 853 BC who killed his 6 brothers to secure his position.

Junket – A pleasure trip funded by someone else.

Javel – Vagabond.

Jararaca – A venomous snake from South America.

Juvenal – 1st century Roman poet and satirist credited with saying, “Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.”


Andrew Borne is 2 Cups Poet 1 teaspoon Musician 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/2 cup Absurdity 3/4 cup Chef 1 egg, beaten 2 1/3 cups Family Man. Mixed together and served raw. His column appears weekly in Oddball Magazine.