Friday, November 3, 2017

Speculative Poetry Day

You can scrub the iridescent purple growth
from the locust and hackberry
but is the noxious weed you know
really better than these carpetbaggers
panspermatically overstaying
any welcome they might have received
when the vesicles pop
and the neighborhood pets
turn up skeletal but still ambulatory
you'll fondly remember
the locusts' sharp hard thorns

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