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RATS (a poem)

BY GARY CORSERI

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"I think we are in rats' alley

Where the dead men lost their bones" --T.S. Eliot

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You're a rat in a maze and you can't get out.

The rats are eating the other rats.

How do you like this luscious rat food?

Gorge your full on the putrid cats.

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You're covered in dung and you smell like piss.

You can't remember when your dark coat shone.

You're living in sewers--you know the hiss

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