Thursday, February 7, 2013

Riddled

What is like a wax worm boring
through a wax apple's core,
like wooden lice that crawl
through a decoy's varnished plumage,
like a plastic parasite that squirms
through the intestines of a mannequin,
like a painted termite gnawing
through the timbers of a building
built of pigment on a canvas,
like a silicone cancer spreading
through a starlet's artificial breasts,
like a computer virus racing through 
the digital veins of a video game avatar,
like straw rats hollowing out a home
in a scarecrow's chest,
like the verbal vermin burrowing through
this poem?

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