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Putrid Road Kill

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Putrid Road Kill

I now know how Loudon Wainwright III was inspired. What happened to me was what I never desired. I have to consider this one of my darker episodes. Nocturnal creatures called skunks often cross the roads. They have a defense mechanism that keeps predators away. To describe what it is, I don’t need much to say. Driving on the road, I could not stop in time. That animal produced a scent that nobody calls sublime. The unfortunate black creature became another road kill. The smell emitted by the carcass remains there still.

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