A Fine Swine Time

Conceit is more than aggrandized ego; it is also a figure of speech, extended metaphor.

Take for instance these concluding lines to “Please Can I Have a Man”

Who, when I come trotting in from the bathroom
like a squealing freshly-scrubbed piglet
that likes nothing better than a binge
of being affectionate and undisciplined and uncomplicated
opens his arms like a trough for me to dive into.

Selima Hill. Collected in New British Poetry edited by Don Patterson and Charles Simic.

The oinkable moment is memorable.

And so for day 1165

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