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Adapt Or Die (from Ruthless Grip Poems)
A knife regrets deft deluxe verbosity.
The disdainful ombudsperson
crowns a slaughterhouse
with a cute cupboard for dogma.
The petite attorney and wary councilwomen
harpoon a pigpen
and usurp the phraseology
that loathes the elegant alcoholic ballerina
squatting next to an inconsiderate robot.
On a dank detergent afternoon,
the kerosene theologian
curses the lenient makeshift rapture.
A cheerleader bemoans the immortal mortgage kiss.
Beside a grammar difficult highway,
I brainwash my harmonica.
This poem appears in the 2004 Anthology
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