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Butterfly Soup

Butterfly Soup


I've eaten mussels
eaten clams
chewed on meat
with ancient man
drowned in chocolate
ice-cream scoops
but nothing compares
to butterfly soup

I've taken drugs 
in Amsterdam
been run over
by their trams
spent seven cold nights
in an old chicken coop
but nothing lives up
to a butterfly soup

I'm the first man 
on the moon
the only caveman
to use a spoon
an acrobatic
loop the loop
but nothing excites
like a butterfly soup

You won't get far
with foie de gras
nor eating olives
at the bar
one thing to rely on
in your old age stoop
is a colourful bowl
of butterfly soup





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