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๐—š๐˜„๐˜†๐—น๐—น๐—ด๐—ถ

๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜™๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ



Giant mastiff with blazing red eyes,

AKA Dog of Darkness for those

who canโ€™t handle all the consonants

in Llandegla, Wales. Demon Dog?

Yeah, well, this one goes double

on the trouble, dudes; you doan wanna

run into him on a dark path.

You canโ€™t run fast enough.

Yer basically an aperitif โ€“ unless

there are two or three of you;

then yer tapas, assorted treats

from yer motherโ€™s own bakery!

Gwyllgi likes to gut his victims,

stand among the glut of intestines

to dine. Hulls yer skull last.

Brains are such a nice repast.






Richard Stevenson recently retired from a 30-year English and Creative Writing teaching gig at Lethbridge College and moved to Nanaimo, B.C. He has published thirty books and a jazz/poetry disc with Naked Ear.


Speculative fiction & POETRY ZINE
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