Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Rabbit Test

Bernhard and Selmar hit the jackpot in 1927
Xenopus frogs have nothing on lady rabbits
Someone decided they prefer urine over blood
but forgot they hated injections, scalpels
HCG steals the spotlight

Elizabeth tells Edward the rabbit died
over bathtub gin and mock chicken made from peanuts
He scrapes the plate, curses prohibition between bites,
forgets the rabbit, thinks about the young boy in Honshu
That Certain Feeling hums from the player piano

quietly, but audibly
he rushes to the Gershwin
plays I'm Lookin For A Four-Leaf Clover
Somewhere across the city another rabbit's ovaries bulge
Eggs bury themselves in walls

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