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December 09, 2021


Fascinating poem. Great language: "the bulb of sharp / caruncle, expression of beak (of horn) / fashioning a toothlet to snout-thrust, barb. . ." I wonder what the author would say if asked to comment.

Yes, outstanding poem. I love the usage of descriptive words; "Shuck Frank Death" would be an appropriate name for a Mafia Godfather. lol

"To shuck frank death/ as you surge with goodbye." Such virtuosity promises sublimity. What talent.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
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"After You've Gone"
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