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what animal is this one
..........can you guess

....................:

the one with many legs
..........the one divided into segments
....................insect \ it is not an insect \

with its eyes not looking
..........with its thighs all prickling
....................round the fire place, sitting

see it warm itself
..........slow ingrown fingers whispering
....................like the mandibles of insects

....................:

look the animal is feeding now
..........(on what)
....................on something yellowish

hear how it feeds
..........the rustling soft as celluloid
....................between the teeth the tongues

the soft lips glistening
..........with sepia with
....................nourishing ancestral images

....................:

at night the animal
..........folds back upon itself
....................as if to sleep

it is not sleeping \ look
..........it has begun its evening exercise
....................two segments moving forward back

pale doubled limbs four large four small
..........extending and contracting
....................quiet as a mouse

....................:

in soft abrupt convulsions
..........tapeworm \ it is not a tapeworm \
....................in the stomach of the house









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