Intrigue at the Palace (a poem)

Real life is indeed weirder than fiction sometimes…

The Duchess is safe
it’s the rest of the royal family
that’s disappeared

That is the official line
the one from which the Queen
will not be dissuaded

No diagnoses, inquisitions
or acts of Parliament
can change that

For now
Her Majesty’s attendants
will go along with the delusion:

Cleo II will continue to stand in
for the long-departed Duchess
while Cleo I and (officially) Cleo II
occupy a special place in the royal heart

It is so decreed

(6 July 2019)

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