Who invented the chihuahua? Partly shrew and part rhum baba,
partly rat with Bambi’s ears, partly piglet, it endears
only those – untouched by jeering – who want pets to fit their keyring.
Who created the chihuahua? Frankenstein exposed to Dada?
What mad scientist, despotic dog breeder or else psychotic
prankster breathed a life not meant into a plastic ornament?
Who imagined the chihuahua? Jeff Koons, getting slightly gaga,
gave this goblin Disney guise, with trembling flanks and googly eyes.
Pop this popsy in your handbag? Stuff the thing – a cutesie sandbag.