9th time, no charm

eight limping lives down,
ol’ Bootsy Puss squirms past
Marquis de
Sadness,

to paw prowl n’ rowwrrr
a steamy pry
inside.

mangy stray slips crumbling
cliff, tumbling impulse
into blackness,
stiff

curiosity spews volcanic mist,
‘cross martyr’s marbles,
down starched lips.

©Anthony Gorman 2019

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