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the last resort

We treaded beneath the harvest moon
cursing the viper beneath the hideous act
that had left a man gibbering "Ave Maria",
too frightened to predecease his age mates
he lay lifeless on his death bed
a cosy platform made of fine bamboo
and his eyes spinned as if in a hex

drum beats acclaimed our arrival
at the abode of Sango the wizard of wizards
of course we had with us a black heifer,
snout enough to entice the gods
we entered the rounded hut willy-nilly
and quietly we fell on a Columbus skin
the accustomed comfort for the doctor's guests

the famed hermit displayed his aptitude
arrayed in mysterious amulets he looked creepy
and sure  indeed our ticks palpitated
dancing in circles marked the preliminaries
before moving on to palpate,
his already awe-stricken patient
slowly the patient was made to gulp
a mysterious potion from Sango's secret recipe
which we all thought tasted like tonic water

that was one of our visit to a warlock
and sure enough it proved fruitful
for the patient -that- was lives to tell
of how magic had beat science



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  1. Date: 9/19/2013 10:43:00 AM

    Loved your story. It was written from a secret place in a secret space and resonates to all who read it. Congratulations. Allan

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:54:00 AM

    Kizito excellent poem poet

    Sidegu Avatar Kizito Sidegu Date: 7/25/2013 4:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    THANX Sean
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:00:00 PM

    Kizito, Congratulations!!! Thank you for the wonderful win. :-) Epic, it is. <3 always & forever <3 ''LINDA

    Sidegu Avatar Kizito Sidegu Date: 7/25/2013 4:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gracious P.D