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Drifter

24 Oct
it divides the tall grass
without a rustle.
Red shines unwinking
from its paired periscopes.
It may appear uninterested, but
don't let that trick you. Its appetite
is insatiable & you are its food. 
It will rock and roll all night
and grind you every day.
Its snap can crackle a cranium
and pop a limb from its joint.
Don't underestimate the short legs
on you in a flash,
bludgeons its prey cold
with an iron-like tail. Many
have entered a slimy morgue
rotting in a gastric juice-filled
belly, their previous thought:
 If only...
 
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Posted by on October 24, 2021 in Poetry

 

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