A pretty word is etiquette,
similar to pirouette, yet
it rhymes with petty mundane things
like vinaigrette, eau de toilette,
or washing at the launderette,
leatherette or stockinette,
or even string-pulled marionettes.
I prefer the dark romance
of a planchette or a silhouette.
I’d rather be a suffragette.
Kim M. Russell, 7th April 2019
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Poems in April Day 7 Just One Word: Etiquette
Marian brings us just one word today, ‘etiquette’: the conduct or procedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life.
To me it’s a pretty little old-fashioned word, so I’ve written a nonsense poem!