David Kowalczyk

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

Atrabilious - Poem by David Kowalczyk

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..

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  • (12/13/2008 11:35:00 AM)

    I love the sense of 'serious play' expressed in this poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 20, 2008

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