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Russell Edson - The Rat's Tight Schedule

A man stumbled on some rat droppings.
  Hey, who put those there? That's dangerous, he said.
  His wife said, those are pieces of a rat.
  Wait, he's coming apart, he's all over the floor, said the
  He can't help it; you don't think he wants to drop pieces of
himself all over the floor, do you? said the wife.
  But I could have flipped and fallen through the floor, said
the husband.
  Well, he's been thinking of turning into a marsupial, so try
to have a little patience. I'm sure if you were thinking of
turning into a marsupial he'd be patient with you. But, on the
other hand, don't embarrass him if he decides to remain
placental, he's on a very tight schedule, said the wife.
  A marsupial, a wonderful choice, cried the husband . . .

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Poet: Russell Edson
Poem: The Rat's Tight Schedule
Poem of the Day: Sep 27 2011

Comment 2 of 2, added on November 26th, 2016 at 4:33 PM.

pVUBTx Thanks a lot for the article.Really thank you!

huba suba from Spain
Comment 1 of 2, added on July 18th, 2014 at 7:14 AM.

2Eg4PD Major thankies for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Keep writing.

crorkservice from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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