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Sunday, June 26, 2011

A FEARSOME BEAST
IF I EVER SAW ONE

BY SHAUN LAWTON


IT WAS A FEARSOME BEAST
AND ITS EYES GRINNED
FOR ME AND ME ONLY
I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE.

IT'S FUNNY TO LOOK
AT ITS FACE THOUGH
THE BLOODLUST IS SHINING
THERE AND ITS CLAWS

ARE DISTENDED IT MAKES
ME LAUGH TO THINK
ABOUT IT. IT MAKES ME
WINCE TO THINK ABOUT IT

AND IT BLEEDS SO SHARPLY
THAT I DON'T THINK ABOUT IT
WHY DOES IT BLEED? I ASK
MYSELF WHY DOES IT WHEEZE?

I ASK MYSELF AND I CAN'T
RUN AWAY WHY DOES IT DROOL?
I CAN'T GET AWAY I CANNOT RUN
A FEARSOME BEAST IF I EVER SAW ONE.

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