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๐Ÿณ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—™๐—ถ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐˜€ + ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐˜‚๐˜€

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



How do you please

a hungry plesiosaur?

Feed him fish and chips,

smoked salmon from the shore?

How to say no if he wants more?

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Spectre Moose to you,

Inspector Snoop. Not cryptid

so much as irreal โ€“

invisible or fading

from solidity or view

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not extinct, just huge โ€“

teratorns on a toot

can snag a V-Dub

off the street and fly with it

through a time portal with ease

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โ€˜squatches in saucers

beamed down near Boston

with an ET fleet.

Shoppinโ€™ for shoes oughta be easy,

the range of styles hard to beat.

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Where are all the shoes?

I heard there was a Shoe Swap

somewhere near here,

the centipede inquired.

I gotta lotta unshewn feet.

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Ogopogo knows

when and when not to pose for

human/serpent shots.

Throw him a discus pizza,

he might flash some fin or grin.


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T-Rex lives!

Dips humans in butter,

turns them between

scaley lizard claws like

cobs of tasty Taber corn.



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Rochester rat dog

just a shaved guinea pig?

Whoโ€™d shave a guinea pig?

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Donโ€™t mess with Messie!

Lake Murrayโ€™s dread denizen

ainโ€™t no please-o-saur


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Philamaloo Birdโ€™s

got no knees on his legs,

always lays broken eggs




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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