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The Heist
by Joanna M. Weston

see here  I’m a trigger-happy bum-boy
a hooting shooting apple-john
not to be confused with your own
loggerheaded pig-brain self

this gat of mine doesn’t shoot steam
fire-bombs or dandy-seeds
it’ll send guaranteed platinum bullets
through skin  bone  lung  heart

it’ll leave not a dank slubbering breath
in your weedy milk-livered trunk
to end your folly-fallen fly-bitten
scrap of haggard crook-pated humanity

so hand over the monkeys in your pocket
all bread  bacon  clams  sawbucks
any C-notes to ease my itchy finger
frogskins are good but best    a rock