January 2003 / Volume Four / Issue One
Caroline Gupton

I was chumming for a partner
and your were the most promising
in the frenzy of down-and-out
predator used-to-used to bees
So I took one of your hands in mine
placed in a drink in the other
and lead you back to my lair
Partners in victimless crimes
we pass the time
or does it pass us?
feeding on each other when
prey is scarce or grown stronger
leaving us behind
sometimes fading off to sleep
cradled in each others's arms
with the gurgle and grumble of
empty stomachs our only lullaby
I close my eyes and fantasize
life as a vegetarian.
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