Poem: “Freak”



When dogs grow antlers, hooves,
And stags loll out their tongues,
When from the throats of wolves
A sparrow’s song is sung

When from the backs of whales
The manes of lions spring,
When lizards shake their tails
Like puppies beckoning

No reason makes a change
Except for nature’s play,
The commons of the strange
Arrives by naked day

And Truth herself appears
Unwanted and unwed,
A widow without tears
A hunger still unfed

And she who is forsaken
Distorted by a lust,
A freak the wise abandoned
Ransacks the world for us

May 24, 2011


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