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0431 You Couldn'T Make It Up... I Hope... - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Off the coast of California
where else
hornyhead turbot
and there's a name for a start
were found to be bisexual with
ovary tissues in their testes

the males were found congregated
around a sewage outlet

before graffiti writers
and fundamentalist preachers
develop the implications of
this newsflash
I think I'll stop
right there


Comments about 0431 You Couldn'T Make It Up... I Hope... by Michael Shepherd

  • Rookie Ben Cassel (11/26/2005 1:28:00 PM)

    The end is perfect and perfectly timed. Every aspect of the poem adds to its humor: the name of the confused little fish; the image of them congregating around the sewage outlet (no doubt smoking anchovies and propositioning passing schools of fish (male, female, etc.): and the invitation to the reader to speculate at his/her/its peril all combine to make this a delight. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/16/2005 6:48:00 AM)

    ... the comma's out... with thanks for reading it so carefully... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points John Kay (11/15/2005 3:04:00 PM)

    Michael...this is close to perfect. Does it need the comma. (Report) Reply

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