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Random Poem:

Dancing on the Bones of Maldoror
parcrises

I read the book, but not right through
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for I had better things to do –
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I picked at it & tasted sugared howls.
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I felt my sole be documented
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And was awful discontented
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That another face had borne my scribbled scowls.
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I sweated at his diction
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at the sticky bloody friction
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If he had a lady hole I think I’d fuck it.
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Though Ducasse has been digested
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Maldoror remains unfestered
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And his worded feet will never kick the bucket.
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Feet of clay cannot be written
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churning prose, like angry kittens
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In a basket in my mind which still remains,
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Its forged manacles are buckling
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as my hungry eyes go suckling
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Putting warlike clouds within my clustered brains.
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Life is fatal, so I’ve learnt
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nothing sparking goes unburnt
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But we have to save the cinders of the flames.
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They aren’t so gem-like, sadly,
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But we can cat-nip in them madly
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Til we’re broken up by nature’s bitter rain.
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When my body’s good & broken
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thoughts will go on being spoken
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In the voices of whoever dares to read.
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They will not lie still, but dance
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and my life will be advanced
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I will jig inside your every scratching need.
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See while some have sat on Titans
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- like a highchair only heightened
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I’ve been dancing til my cloven feet are raw.
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But my dancing’s elevated
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& my rabid sole is sated
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- for I’m dancing on the bones of Maldoror.
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