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Flashlight: Stranger in the Gangway

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Flashlight: Stranger in the Gangway

Flashlight: Stranger in the Gangway

The lack of visitors is uterine
and that is why you porcupine
in this dark corner. Here

who can see the cobra
slither from your lips, spray
the phrases of your mind, 

slip back to its moist nest. 
Here, who can hear the jeer
of cheetah eyes. “Come,” 

they cry, “pour on the light.
Your heart I’ll lacerate
with razor fright.”  

Donal Mahoney

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  1. Date: 4/26/2010 1:15:00 PM
    creepy--don't want to meet this cobra.

  1. Date: 4/25/2010 1:32:00 PM
    nice one, excellent write sounds interesting to me, enjoyed,..p.d.