The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #814
(Week of 23 September, 2012)

It must be getting close to Halloween again.

Speaking Duck

Speaking Duck is a challenging dish
Its crispy vocal cords persist
Describing graphically how it feels
To go from duck to gourmet meal
A suffocating death most foul
Then being plucked and disemboweled
While you eat it it waxes horrific
Disturbingly vivid and highly specific
How it was roughly impaled on a spit
Roasted for hours over a pit
The blistering torment of searing and basting
Inglorious plating and serving and tasting
Being ground into paste by your feverish teeth
Squeezed through a tube to a wet sac beneath
As you order dessert it's detailing digestion
When will it stop is the usual question

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman

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