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Random Poem:

Animal Dreams
OwlGirl

When the tigers bite down harder
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     and the honey-bees grow smarter,
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When the humans hunt for prey
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     in the middle of the day,
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When the smoke that kills is clear
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     and there's screaming in your ear,
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It is a night of animal dreams
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Animal dreams that hiss and croak
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Animal dreams that roar and growl
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These are the nights that are longer than others
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These are the nights when you're scared of each other.
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And I don't know what to say,
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And I don't know what to hear
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     with my animal ears.
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With no night vision to protect me
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and no instinct to fly south,
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the anxious evolution
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     sits there waiting for the years...
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This is the night of animal dreams
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Of deep and dark fishes glowing with protons
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Of cat's eyes that narrow when the streets are quiet
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And the animal dreams chew down on my neck and
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chomp chomp
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hiss
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Animal Dreams.
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