The Disappearance
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Monkeyshine and Crocodile
went out beyond Mechanics Town
to see a fallen sky.

Said Monkeyshine
We’ve gone this far, let’s go another mile,
said Crocodile, I’m too much in love
to walk across a lifeless sky,
let’s wait here for its ghost to appear
and invite it to supper.

Monkeyshine was of another mind
but Crocodile just wouldn’t listen
so he played a game of chain the glass
until the sky would answer why
the sun looked like a cannon.

The sky jumped into cannon’s mouth,
and Monkeyshine and Crocodile
caught a ride on its sermon of fire.
Mechanics Town says it happened this way
but Mechanics Town was built on lies.
"Poetry is the rhythmic, inevitably narrative, movement from an overclothed blindness to a naked vision."  Dylan Thomas
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This was certainly fun.  I was momentarily in two minds as to whether it might be prose (or could be written as prose) in the manner of a Just So Story.  But on second mind (which won out) the themes are not really suitable for prose.  They work nicely in verse, though.
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TranquillityBase,

I notice that this lacks that " rhythmic" quality Dylan Thomas speak of in your sig line. Other than that, this seems a fine nonsense poem.

best,

dale
How long after picking up the brush, the first masterpiece?

The goal is not to obfuscate that which is clear, but make clear that which isn't.
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