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Poem: Creature on the Bumper

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My moniker in junior high
was Animal. I’m OK with that.
Opposable thumb. Hippocampus.
Running through the forest.
Timid on first encounters.
Bloodthirsty. And, because
human, perplexed, willfully
smiling, this close to the sea.

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