. A Right Royal Coronation Anon the pomp and pageantry will beam From London as King Charles III is crowned. The Abbey-bound procession’s set to stream On gleaming tides of splendour to the sound Of jaunty hooves and chatter from a sea Of gazers as his coach cleaves through the streets. I’ll keep a wistful eye on my TV For gilded instants splashed with regal treats. I’ll toast this proper Charlie, wish him well--- This man with plans no queen would entertain. I hope his royal voyage won’t cause a swell Of turbulence that rocks a harebrained reign. __When green and grizzled kings cruise with the woke, __Their sceptre, orb, and throne go up in smoke. . proper Charlie: British slang for a fool or idiot. . . Susan Jarvis Bryant has poetry published on Lighten Up Online, Snakeskin, Light, Sparks of Calliope, and Expansive Poetry Online. She also has poetry published in TRINACRIA, Beth Houston’s Extreme Formal Poems anthology, and in Openings (anthologies of poems by Open University Poets in the UK). Susan is the winner of the 2020 International SCP Poetry Competition, and has been nominated for the 2022 Pushcart Prize.