Don’t place too much reliance
on the label on the tin.
Open it and taste what lurks within.
(Even the salesman’s lengthy explanation
has more to do with sales than information).
And when it wags its tail
and barks that it’s a cat,
well, I wouldn’t place too much confidence in that.
Even if it brings its tongue in
on a golden platter,
the gold is in the plate,
the meaning…. another matter.