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Exsanguinating Leeches

Exsanguinating leeches Rich cream on ripened peaches, Or Riviera beaches, tickling the ears it reaches Exsanguination is to bleed A practice we no longer need Now, Coumadin can quickly speed The death of rats, poison indeed! Like Sisyphus, his rocky hill Now Eliquis, without the thrill For those with fibrillations still ‘Tis clots, not rocks, the bitter pill So now I think to bleed a leech Might be a task just out of reach I do implore, I do beseech Pin down his arms, grab hold of each! ————— h/t to Howard Osborne’s INFRA DIG

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Date: 10/4/2022 3:13:00 AM
Awesome poetry, Jeff. I have to admit I had to pull out the dictionary on this one (lol). Keep writing my friend and best wishes in the contest. ...Charlie
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Date: 10/2/2022 11:54:00 PM
Very clever write....thoroughly engaging. Your poems give better exercise than a walk in the park and moreover, last longer because of the deciphering required. Full of thought and ingenuity...like em !
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Jeff Kyser
Date: 10/3/2022 3:26:00 AM
Hi Paul, thanks, I had fun with this one - the word 'exsanguinate' from Howard's poem got the cogs a-spinning... Have a great day!