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On the Wings of a Cockroach

A Poem about Daisies
(By Jozanna Yu, age 22)

        The red broom flies up her skirts.
        The wet rag is soaking the city.
        She drinks white wine and takes flight.
        On the wings of a cockroach she skloaches.
        Geronimo! Skelronimo!
        Woman triumphant! Potato clapper!
         The pigeons burst from the bell,
        And the frogs all cheer, and suck sherbet.

        Jozanna Yu woke early in the morning, and found she had been turned into a large cockroach.
        Again.
        "That bloody Samsa!" she said.
        This time, Gregor Samsa had crammed her into an underground bunker carpeted with raw embryos (cliche, cliche!) and decorated from floor to ceiling with those tacky smoked heads in that outmoded Spasmodic Outrage style. She was lying flat on her back, helpless to control her outrageous multitude of limbs. But she still had eyes, and so -

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This science fiction story, "On the Wings of a Cockroach" was first posted on the internet by Hugh Cook 2003 March 17. A slightly revised version was posted online 2004 February 28. Copyright © 2003, 2004 Hugh Cook. All rights reserved.

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