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Were it not for your hooves
You would be free
Undetected in the hunt
But the sound behind your prey
I am sorry
I am
Your creator bears you only
Love perhaps
A parental pride forged
As I wrote the letters on your
Forehead your eyes
Dull
So much work for you yes
Must be done
Like our enemies we must
Never tire never rest
Stalk them
Kill
And in the evening hours
I will caress you
Stroke your clay-smeared fur
Polish so gently your spiralling horns
Bless you
Anew
You are my champion
My creation
My obstinate obedient assassin
And when you are through
I will consume
You





(I believe this was from my first or second Write-Off, many moons ago. I missed it.)


------
Everything begins with lucid indifference.
(Albert Camus)

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The following comments are for "From the Clay"
by Manatee

horns of a dilemma
Gave me lots to think about .. that's a good thing when they are happy thoughts .. but hey .. can't love lollipops all the time.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 21, 2011 )

Michael's Clay
I recall this one..cool

The word "yes" through me a bit..

Other than that, it flowed nicely, with a kick at the end.

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: February 21, 2011 )

You are my champion
Normally I prefer someone buying me a drink before petting me, but...

I like this, Michael. The voice is self-assured (if not self-absorbed) - as if the maker has no need of pretending there ever was such a thing as a rival/challenger. Victory was never in doubt.

Who was the other write-off poet?

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: February 22, 2011 )





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