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BLUEBOTTLE

It has taken a million years to get its jacket a perfect green

and now we call it a bluebottle

a comparatively recent term. 

Our prejudice is complete

when we observe 

its choices of what to eat. 

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CHECHNYAN FUGITIVE

A love made stronger

through desperation and fear

      not a word spoken between them

      at the airport lounge. 

 

Arrival with belongings on his back

the pale young man clasping the other

bigger, stronger, equally bereft. 

 

Fugitives from normality

deprived of rights

haunted by separated lonely nights

 

and now the questions begin

why and how,

whe...

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PLATITUDES

Let's be clever today

make our mark on the world,

flex our muscles like Darcy Bussell's

let's throw caution away. 

 

Let's be extra strong

not mince our words for a change,

make advances, take some chances

whether they're right or wrong. 

 

Let's be superfine

bordering on the divine,

don't take no for an answer

let's discover a wine. 

 

Let's combine ou...

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THE GARDEN OF Dr. MOREAU

My name is Dr. Moreau

I hope you'll come tomorrow to see

in the laboratory of my garden

how I create life from seeds and other sources. 

 

I have plants that meaow

some that bow wow their heads

when the sun goes in. 

Carnivorous corms

irises with wings,

roses with fingers instead of stamens

these are a few of my feverish things. 

 

Compost mixed from eye of n...

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