|The Caravan Killer
No one knew why he did it,
some said he bore a big grudge
from when his home and rabbit hutch
were cleared to make way
for the amusement arcade
that sold fudge, fizzy-ade,
plus Welsh rarebits
to early morning campers.
giant ears long and straight
like a rabbit leering into headlights,
followed by a frightening grin.
Caravan sides prised open,
like a can spilling beans,
obscene in the dead of the night.
Occupants sprayed with mixupmatoesis spores
emerged on all fours,
bleeding from each pore,
extremities were open sores
but at least they died on holiday,
not slaving in a factory for shit pay.
The campsite’s now closed,
rabbits leap among neglected fruit machines,
hearing voices of lost souls calling,
trying to steer their way home
from their yearly vacation.
Mixupmytoesis -a very rare post tropical disease that spreads rapidly among Easter Bunnies, it seeps beneath the gold wrapping paper and turns the chocolate into a mud green colour very similar to that of my face after a night spooning down Singapore Slammers
8 Jul 10
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Hmm...my comment didn't appear: second try. This poem cracked me up. You sucked me in right from the first. (I live with rabbits, but I don't think that's the reason.) Sinister and silly: one of my favorite combinations. Thank you!
Actually, it's silly and sinister, but whats a few word swaps between friends. Thanks for commenting Pittsburgh, silly sinister me really appreciates it
Larry SS Lark
ah a conejito story!! my fave. thanks. enjoyed. robustly.
enjoyed it very much - like the flow and the vision - sinister and silly indeed. I like the idea that it might have been a chocolate bunny.
Silly and sinister? I thought it was a little more humorous and haunting m'self?
Some fantabulous images used here, spilled beans being the most vivid.
L20 - 21, nice observation, one of the most silly and sinister parts of this poem!
It read like literary cold sweats, only with a fraction or two less discomfort.
and we're getting the lemonade stand out?
what a white knuckle ride of language you present us with, again, Larry. never mind the plot, the thrill of words, the voltage, even the pyrotechnic monologue(ic) bit at the end left me pinned back in my seat by the poem's headlong momentum :)
I love bunnies ..don't you ..they are so mingingly furry and eat up all their greens
Larry hare baked pie Lark
this is based on a real live crime scene and only the fur on the rabbits paws has been altered to protect the innocent.
Larry alls fur in love and war Lark
I find luminous limeade stands out better
Larry glow worm Lark
this was a great write!
Why..you almost had me believing in this little ditty for a moment there
Larry won't get fooled again Lark
Thanks PF...I appreciate your efforts...I think
Larry truss no wan Lark
Did you mean inflective form pried? in line 13. I always think of that disease when my dog sticks his nose down a rabbit hole.
Extremely creative writing, very sort of wil farell meets steven king ;)
your dog will never turm sludge green and may it never swallow Easter Bunny wrapping paper
Larry tinseled Lark
prised as in something being forced apart or open
Larry canny opening Lark