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Source: Adults

Author: Tanya Withers

Title: The Gauntlet

You tease for a tangle of words
You wish for spew and sputum
You want your verse uncooked

No chapter
No laughter

You bait for disease and despair
You will that we all be aware

No corn
No form

Bedraggled, bewitched, berated
Second guesses contemplated

You seek fire and phlegm
You bequest we start again

So help us

You pitch us into the bowels
You fawn as we forge our vowels

You throw


A grim gauntlet

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