Treasure Island

David Kowalczyk

(11-22-1952 / Batavia, New York)

Atrabilious


This word is
a forlorn distant rumbling
from the bowels of hell.


Its home is littered with
the carcasses of decapitated monkeys.


It glowers and sneers, both
gladiator and flea.


Its J. Edgar Hoover eyes
cause nightmares in most children.


It is composed of small venomous vermin
and a handful of jagged bones..

Submitted: Monday, February 11, 2008
Edited: Thursday, March 20, 2008

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