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Duck, Duck, Goose!

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I was trying to work

Swear! When distracted by a young female



Precocious omnivore, she is

Sucking the dirt of my life from denim

Such stringy nutrients.

She deserves better

Than what is furnished by the poet,

Day old pastry.  Now

The young one needs

A napkin for the half masticated treat

Outlining her bill.

Gelatinous peach sticks.

Neither the Red Cross, nor Bio courses

Teach Heimlich on a mallard!


The satiated duckling naps

Across from the dreamland construction site

And I return to the computer