Poem #15 from Small Town Kid

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a line of nails
head-high on the paling fence
a sharp knife
and fast hands
are the basic requirements
of the rabbit-o

a hundred pair of bunnies
after a night of spotlighting
or setting traps
need speed
in the emerging sun of morning

gutted and skun
in thirty seconds each
skins are stretched wide to dry
inside-out on wire
red meat is placed on white ice
to avoid the risk of spoiling
before delivery to customers
as the day heats up


would you like a pair missus
they’re fresh this morning
your husband did some work for me
and I want to say

© Frank Prem 2009

Small Town Kid Poem 16: the hallway at saint joseph’s


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