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Snakes In A Lane

A multihissity of serpents Sun themselves on Easter Eve They pose for pix with passersby Beside the path And then they leave

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Safety Rule

Snakes and ladders Don’t belong In games for children It’s just wrong

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Or Maybe It Was “Wings”?

Mice don’t scare me, nor do rats. I’m cool with cobras, bored by bats. A spider on my face? A yawn: When I wake up it’s always gone. Wait, that last I stole from Cheers, I think. We all have … Continue reading

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Roboticists Take Note

If Pam the Dog were still alive Today she would be forty-five. As it should happen, that’s about Her “dog years” age when she checked out In nineteen-double-seven, when A mongoose — true — attacked her chin And pierced a … Continue reading

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Medusa Slept Here

I check the mattress inch-by-inch for bugs And kick the bedspread to a corner heap, Replace the pillowcases in case drugs Have soaked into the linen. Then, I sleep. I dream. There was a woman in the bed Before me. … Continue reading

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Don’t Say Bears

Bats eat pancakes. Snakes eat cheese. What do bees eat? Tell me, please. Crows eat foie gras Then deny it; Geese, perversely, Want to try it. Flying mammals, Swift and squeaky, Bathe themselves In syrup. Freaky. Lactose-loving Serpents slurping Liquid … Continue reading

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Arch Nemeses

The arches of my feet are there. It’s hard to sleep when I’m aware Of where my feet go up beneath. That grinding noise you hear? My teeth. I’m lying there, not quite awake, Not thinking of the giant snake … Continue reading

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