Sacrifices will have to be made, serious
Belt tightening. You don't halve
What it takes. Because what it takes,
It keeps. The whole kit 'n caboodle.
So there you are: minus your caboodle
Where the arrow crowds the corner.
Ist verboten here. I'm almost
Late for a very important meeting: What
Looked much like a steering column
For a 2000 S-10, found
Near my magnolia. The rest of the car
Later, near Black Bayou. Someone
Heard a girl scream. The rifle
Range near my house explodes
Every 10 minutes masking
Something, I'm sure. The hand
Cuffs are cutting my circulation.
I may have to give up
Breathing. Before you forget: chainsaws
Operate best in an overheated environment.
Imagine: glue is good too. I never owned
An S10, but they say
I do. I've written this down
In several versions. The steering column
Probably killed her on impact, though
You can't be sure of these things.
The knife flashed against the moonlight later-
This is a very important day for someone.
A man wearing a party hat
Blows out a handful of candles
The fire in the attic was ruled
Accidental. For whatever reason,
I need to get more pencils.
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