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Life Arts    H4'ed 11/22/18

The garbage dogs

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Female and adolescent Indogs rummaging through a garbage bin for food. 02
Female and adolescent Indogs rummaging through a garbage bin for food. 02
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The garbage dogs are loose,
The real, the bad stretch, what a way to go

Eating a marshmallow
A friend or relative with chronic insomnia

The drug can help

And then it kills you
Slowly turning you into a discarded television.

The soldiers have retreated
We planted some

His mouth was laughing
Details accepted

Neurotically defended
Turtle eggs, hundreds, thousands

Strewn along the beach,
Christ had nothing to say

But when the demons of sickness
Yakshas, Rakshashas showed up

Jesus said, It's OK.
Remember old Bernie,

The one with the obsession with lighthouses
Broke into the Pizza Parlor

When they were closing for the night
And ordered a ritual pizza

So they made him a pie with an Ankh on it
And he seemed so happy

He sat right down and sang a little song
That no one could understand

Except for the fly on the wall who hummed
While the police took him away.

(Article changed on November 27, 2018 at 22:57)

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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