Gather
by William
Merricle

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Gather ye
rosebuds while ye may,

Pussy cat, pussy
cat, where have you been?

And now, as
dewdrops in the dawn-light glisten,

Then said Jesus
unto him,

 

Complete
satisfaction with every transaction.

It’s a nice
little drive to the grounds of the cemetery,

Hear those
whispers, put the sword into the sheath,

Commit the
perfect crime.

 

I’ve been to
London to look at the queen.

Some feelings
you wouldn’t believe.

I’m here to
solve any problems you may have.

Please stay on
the line.

* *
*

William
Merricle
lives in Lima, Ohio. His poetry has been
published in Pudding,
Slipstream, ZeroCity,
and many other publications. He is capable of 35,600
gigaflops per
second.

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