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7/12/22

cryptid in july poetry day 11, the dover demon

 

a poem about the dover demon

the demon of dover
drags a body down a dirt road
drinks from a bottle of jack
and throws the body into the river

the body splashes
the demon looks at the sinking body

”That’s right mother fucker.
Look at you now!”

the body had lived a stupid life
a preacher it was called
a white baptist bastard
who never had sex with his wife
beat his two kids
spoke about the devil
climbing up people’s bowels
loved SUVs
and blamed the liberal devil
for taking the snow away
from mount kilimanjaro

the river the dover demon
threw the body in is the neponset river
the fish here are used to swimming
past human bodies

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