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The Three Bears

by Anna Ruiz

the three bears are having a séance today
they have returned to their cages,
circus maximus
pink tutus and lime green party hats
cards are shuffled
the hangman’s upped the ante, smoked out
run-out and gutted-out
chained, severed foot
one-legged running
around round down
australia ripens dust
deadly serpents
pack guns
whoa baby!
it’s just a bad dream
there are no cages.

Copyright © 2007 by Anna Ruiz

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