Thursday, October 05, 2006

"The Bite" by Keith Harvey

The Bite

She tattooed his ruddy cheek
with a fatal toothy bite
that resembled a rusty horse’s shoe
and infected his blood with a rabies
so virulent that through his vengeful words
and shaman’s chant
he raised a boar
that gored her side
and burned her blonde fuzz
in a gas chamber assembled
from metallic metaphors
in his English garden.

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