a culling

Posted: February 11, 2016 in ruth walker
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Unfold the paper
glance past the untidy creases
to follow the recipe for disaster
there are urgent symptoms you cannot
ignore, rules that demand
full focus and a strong gut
for diarrhea (even if the h slips to the end)
spelling is not the first rule
or even the second despite the fever
it’s the vomit times two
that precipitates a call
warns that your obligatory lip
was laced with poison
timed for release
no later than 9 AM



Ruth E. Walker  is a poet, playwright and the author of Living Underground. She lives and writes in Oshawa and dislikes litter except when it has a story to tell…



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