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Bloom

in rivers of right they spawn

eggs already torn and bent

that grow deprived of dawn

to salve and heal their rent

 

and battered by a rusty flail

to a state not unlike trance

a polka spinning them pale

to a hapless agony of dance

 

chalking symbols onto slate

a scratch makes evil mute,

silent observances of hate

doomed flora lacking root

 

sometimes they...

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Frogs

After an age of stentorian coupling

Dots became tadpoles pullulating

Zooming around in marauding bands

A spoon of porridge for their catering

 

Tadpoles fed porridge and algae

Will grow into froglets in no time

I watched them hop onto dry land

I hoped they would reach their prime

 

But thrushes and robins were waiting

The novice amphibians proved easy meat

Beady...

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