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The Green Fairy

As I mop the floor I dream of adding strychnine to their day’s end mealYet this time a smile plays on my lips for I have prepared a treat for the little devils

As I slop their slops into bowls I add a thick dose of Mugwort as their just desert. Mugwort; likely to cause madness in men at such a dose.

It is a sweet victory to watch the beasts blowing snotty bubbles from their snouts lost in a Mudwort fugue.

Pierre looks at me dead in the eyes. ‘You! You’ve done this!’ His sneer suddenly turns up at the sides into a big ridiculous smile. He takes a beatific breath then and grinning like a loon, keels over whistling like a falling tree trunk crashing to the ground.