ALLIGATOR BOAT

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mud wrestling in the buyou with a great reptilian brute
is how I got my hands on an Alligator boot

Submitted: May 27, 2011

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ALLIGATOR BOOT
 
 
I am glad that you have asked how I came upon a wooden leg
that is carved up to the knee cap from a broken croquet peg

I was collecting a rare fungi that grows in swampy southern parts
when I came across a mud cactus that stunned my mind with sparks
when I awaken with a tickle from a tongue upon my thighs
I jerked one knee reaction but left the other one inside
 
 
 
 
 
the big toe of my left foot was caught up in his throat
and so his chokeing carcass swelled and he began to float
I pushed my lumbered stump up his downward facing shute
and made his belly linning into a tourneqee'd loop
 
 
 
the critter started spitting up chunks of gnarled hooves
along with the shin and bones of what was once my left foot
 
I had to take a deep breath as I held his head submerged
& sucked wind from his nostrils untill his lungs were purged
 
 
 
the current dragged us downward to the river's cobbled bed
Where I hammered one eye tooth from his predatory head
 
 
I removed a tension sinew from beneath his slackened jaw
& stitched the tattered remnants of my missing person's paw
then I peeled and squeezed his liver to tan his stomach skin
& wrapped my tender leg joint in his extremely large organ
 
I hobbled through the mangroves eating watersnakes and eels
while wearing the gutless gator as my decoy shield
 
 
 
when darkness left me blinded I crept up a grassy bar
where croquet playing cousins drank lightning from a jar
the shine from their full moon beams had dulled their mental blades
so they missed took my limping costume for a gator needing aide
& they repaired it's severed limb with a handy wooden stake
 
 
 
 
mud wrestling in the buyou with a great reptilian brute
is how I got my hands on an Alligator boot
 
 
 
 
now that might have been a croc
and I may be a lame old coot
but I am the guy who is wearing
the Alligator suit.


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