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Modesty & Cunning

David Laskowski

In the decorous armor of Priam’s slaughter,
Hamlet parades like a horse, rugged Pyrrhus
as black as his purpose. And since he dreads
his own complexion, he walks with a proto-
tomanious gait (clop clop, clop clop). A hum-
mingbird’s like a dysplasia and thus roasted
in its wrath and fire. A tumor like a nectar’s
berry as sweet. And at the same time everyday,
playing as a churchwarden. As a gideon’s
mouth of glycerin and in it, its piccolo sugar.
Or playing whore for a hoary throat. Hamlet
desires to please everyone. And it’s getting
to be really obnoxious.

David Laskowski

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