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Slitery Slink

June 20, 2009
By athen239 SILVER, Stony Brook, New York
athen239 SILVER, Stony Brook, New York
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Slithery Slink

it always wants to play

no one can stay
F o r e v e r
humans will tire
move on
and the thing turns cold

wherever it is present
people toy with it
as an
e n d l e s s
watching it flip flop down a

s t a i r w e l l
like a fish caught on a boat
all the while making the chime

of chains

humans touch it
smelling dirt from age
reminding them
earth is beckoning
first evident to them

when they were children

and fell playing tag in the park

and the ground seemed

to want them it itself

people play
around the light or dark tunnel
and are gone

i found a whole box of the silver maggots under my stairs
ready to be played with
they always want to play

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