Snapshots

and now it's a comic book
from the 50s
more of an annual
not a weekly or monthly
its frames map out the adventure
enough to last a lifetime
as good a way
as any you could suggest
paper & ink
hard covers
but you fold
betrayed by those
you allow to betray you
they're always the worst
guiltless, self-composed
they want more and more
any way they can think of
but it's all in the book
you thought was fiction


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Badgroin the Troll
grudges through the forest
with his axe
knocking
lousewort
cotton grass
bogbean, gorse, dodder
heather
butcher's broom
anemone, sorrel, iris
orchid, sundew
bluebell, myrtle
foxglove, gentian
primrose, gladiolus
celandine
asphodel



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