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[son leaves home poem]

Threnody

So they're leaving now, for good -
His son with his decibel music,
His trailblazing machine,
His brazen girl
Immune to the privilege of pity.

The place will be a bit empty now -
But at least he can keep up the rent.

Stubs out a final cigarette,
And remembers how she always liked the ashtrays
Clean. Ashtrays and windows.

(Threnody, threnody -
How can we learn enough remembering
To forget?)


Publication details: "Threnody" was first published in Craccum on 1977 June 5 and was first posted on the Internet by Hugh Cook on 2003 December 13 Saturday. Copyright © 1977, 2003 Hugh Cook. All rights reserved.


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nightmare poem


Hangs upside down in the dragon's dungeon,
Pregnant with stingrays.
Thighs leaking.
The Malatroon grins,
Dissecting the knees of adolescents.
The fan spins faster.

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