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rj looney | by a thread

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By A Thread

I still can’t believe
I did it
you goaded me into it
I’d been perfectly happy
to watch The Super Scary Movie


Frankenstein

Dracula

The Creature from God Knows Where


You called me a “pussy”
that was as good
as a triple dog dare


You did it
to watch me fall down
and act stupid
providing entertainment
for all the creatures of the night
taking my innocence
feeding your need to destruct
the first ride was free


You created a paying customer
steal…lie…rob…
maybe even kill
to ride it again


This morning I heard
what I thought was a child’s voice
turn out to be a ringtone from 2003
that fuzzy memory
must have summoned you back
from the edge of the woods
and into the field
beside the pump house
I stared you down
from the trailer steps
shaking my head
yelling “GIT!!”


I watched you vaporize
felt the burning in my arm subside
strengthened for now
but hanging on
by a thread

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