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Pulling No Punches

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Pulling No Punches

TOTALLY tongue-in-cheek!  Inspired by a character in Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" who plotted to poison his wife. It was all in his mind, as is the case with my character here.


"Let me draw your bath, dear Grace!"
(the space heater's perched upon the rim,
and there's hydrochloric acid, just in case!)

My .45 revolver, my machete from Trelew
will come in very handy
should the other two exigencies fall through!

I think I've thought of everything
except that creep you slept with,
he will rot in Hades, damn his eyes!

Now the the only thing remaining,
harlot, bane of my existence,
is my holler of delight at your demise!

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  1. Date: 2/1/2013 4:41:00 AM
    love this Keith,, the imagery sure seems real,, but then thats down to awesome poetry you write...

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 10:14:00 AM
    This is a fantastic write, I love the dark humor my friend! Quite the macabre feel of this poem! You are quite clever with the way you went about writing this piece, I am impressed with the write, Great Work!!