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J. Elk-Baptisté

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J. Elk-Baptisté

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Useless things to pass the time

Are fine like flat stone skimming

Cut and pasting paper shapes

By the artsy named of collage

Then too, there’s folding swans

There’s goat cheese pie and celery dip

And hanging cherries on your ears

There’s a plethora of useless stuff

In case of fire and just for fun

Don’t think twice--break glass and run!

New car-parks are thrilling treats

Lots of ramps and skating bans

There’s a plethora of useless stuff

You’re with your friends—and just for fun

Don’t think twice—break wind and run!

Hey! That’s him!

His pitcher’s on the skinny milk..!

Shh! --it’s rude to point.

Yeah--but see tha’ mother fucker!

Pitcher’s on the skinny milk!


My space

May not be huge it is true

May have to duck down to fit

Knock my head

From time to time

But it’s mine

And I believe it counts

Does to me

My crawlspace … my castle

…you know?

Thinking of it as home

My dust

My spiders

My webs

My detritus

My damp rising

My friends the mice

I would like to invite you ‘round some time

For a wee bit of a crawl … Bonny lassie!

…you know?

Devil’s Flywheel

There was a devil in him somewhere somehow

At first it was hidden

Came a turning then

Something came into the light

Came into the light

Lay down in the light to die

Light shone down!

The Devil’s flywheel turned!

Keep your hands to yourselves!

The wizard warned—and boys!

Watch the devil’s flywheel turn!

Watch the Devil’s flywheel turn!


Cry for, Jane

Cry for, Brian

Cry for, Lamont

Cry for, Princess

Cry for, Jay Dee

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