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Poetry Corner: I Have Named my Pet Weasel

I have named my pet weasel,
Articulata, and taught him to eat house cats; other tricks
he can do is beg
for acorns
from unwary squirrels,
which he also eats; he is
insatiable and scrutinizing
the neighbor’s dog who barks and barks;

I encourage him
because I don’t like the
barking dog either;
most people with pet weasels never divulge this much
I am only because I am afraid
he may want to eat me, too.

– Larry Berger. HashtagWV #106. October 2018.

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