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For All You Turkeys Out There

Blog Posted:11/23/2011 6:55:00 PM
The Turkey

Against the marble sunlight
I limped into the clearing;
Feathers blood-thick
From the musket.

Those silly bouncing
Boats behind me,
Brass buckles bobbing
Out of the thicket,
Turning my Thursday into a nightmare.

I collapse into the scorch-white
Grass of the middle.
My gizzard facing the sky.
I find a bullet in my mouth.
I spit it out, not sure how it got there...
How did any of us get here for that matter?
A shadow crawls over the sun--
I don't fight it's dark coolness...
The bullet, my mouth, the ocean, these big buckles?
At what point do I, the turkey, have the right and capacity--aw hell.
I am just finally happy to get a little shade.
I'm thankful for that.

"Happy Thanksgiving,"
Spoke the voice of God
Behind the circle of steel,
Emerged from darkness.
I heard a whimper, not mine,
Then loudness.
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  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:54:00 PM
    happy new year...pd

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  1. Date: 12/6/2011 1:51:00 PM
    This turkey has so much to say...and he says it sooooo very well, Matt. This is such an original write. Congrats on getting your MIRROR contest judged...the first place winner..u chose an outstanding entry. Congrats to u.All the best...Gwendolen

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  1. Date: 11/24/2011 10:51:00 AM
    Interesting write from the turkey's point of view. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Matt

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 11:23:00 PM

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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 11:03:00 PM
    Awesome on more levels than I'm sober enough to elaborate on at the mo, Matt. Wishing you whimperlessness and thanksgiving, peace and cheer, too ~N

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