why do the geese go barefoot?

from by Dangle Manatee

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As a bee lands on a lily
and a toothpick slits some gums,
the height of hillocks increase like unhurried lungs
and climbers clip to cliffs umbilically.

Foxes on leads snarling uninvitingly,
but still unbitingly,
and we’ve got a special powder
to remove the toughest stains
from all of our chains,
oh, they really sparkle.
Broth burps bubbles above a flame.

As nurses relieve fevers with cold towels
and tourists hide money in their shoes,
the face of a kitten is printed on a pack of tissues,
and tractors corrode from their own chemicals.

Prosthetic smiles shining inhumanely,
we nod its-a-shamely,
then continue to comment on the intricacy
of the clock’s hands,
oh, the trembling romance.
The wheels on the bus go round and around.

As shelves of biscuits are re-stacked
and bags of bones patter in the rain,
eggs hatch like heads crashing through window panes
and siblings argue over maths.
We’ve had enough of that.


from looking glass badger; criminal ladle, released July 30, 2015



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