Based on a painting, "Nuclear Puppies", by Julie Nagel, 2001*
You’re a mutant, you know—
got funny dog babies sprouting
out of your head like they were
ears. Those copies of your face
look up at a sky of ashy gray,
perked and tense. Are you listening
to yourself? What choir
of dog-eared deformities
sings to you? Maybe they should have
howled louder before we dropped The Bomb.
Maybe the yellow caterwaul of their
melting butter bodies would have stayed our hand.
I doubt it though.
This is what we do. We burn things.
We tinker, adding and subtracting until
what’s left is blasphemy—until what’s left is
you. A yellow almost-dog, a sagging
body with melted flesh where there should
be fur. Sad monster; beg your alms
from the atomic Frankensteins who made you.
Your skyward eyes are bright, still happy
anywhere but here. But your abominable
body lies here staring into gray space with
Alpo still sticky on your nose, wet, brown snow.
I do not know how you see
A peeing puppy you want me to be
But I would rather have big feet
And a long tail on my seat
A pouch to hold my things
You can always find them peeing
Ah wanna be a f*ing kangaroo
But because of stupid puppy lovers like you
My dreams'll never come true
Sydnay Adams Phillips wrote this poem as an inside joke of ours
could i be your several puppies
all i want is you'r hands
on my head all i want is a lot of your hands to
scratch all of my puppy heads
and right behind the ears My puppies eears
i don't mean to hide away from
you i promise i'm not mad im just
afraid of the lightning
and the vacuum too
and sometimes the sound of the radiator
why is it so loud
it sounds like monsters
everything is monsters and you are sweet
your hands on my puppy heads you
are so sweet
What is beauty?
To some it is flowers
A babies laugh
the perfectly warped present
To me it is the crackling fire in the winter
The sound of pen on paper
My big dog barking at passing pedestrians
The sight of my little brother and sister's face
When they see Santa has been
When the word beauty means something different to everyone
*I mean look at the beast but beauty loved him
I am a lovesick puppy.
Wanting so badly,
to let my nose rest on someone's ***,
and stick my tongue
in their stinker.
Aren't we all lovesick puppies?
don't all our fingers
smell like the unloading dock
where we were first castrated?
There's a Pom Pom there's a puppy
Where's the Pom poms? Where's the puppy?
The are stuck together Pom Pom puppy!
Wait there is two!
Pom Pom puppies!
Made by me!
Your the one son being rebellious little darlings here comes
the sun drenching delicious but wait those cloudy days
watch out the hunters run ducking our heads like babies
wetting and water squirting beds getting too saucy
ten O clock playpen the daring duck gourmet sauce
Orange you glad all her rich creme spread across
Do you trust those gals too country slick on Newsweek
Getting paid he is the longest laid egg all grilled we are
not thrilled here is the "Chuckie Duckie" doll those *****
barbie collectors they are sitting duck Graphic Artist
Not one quack doll plastic surgeon duck lips she thinks
shes the hot stuff romantic "French" lips up the
"Eiffel Tower" splash splash she is out of cash
Those hot items presidential poll what a lost soul
Too much blue yes attention swan dancers Springtime
Not the red attention yellow instead ****** please
I need a journey not the "Attorney" such a ****** case
When you need them they always duck
When they have a new quack case they are ruining
Duck tapesty Carol Kings youve got a friend
I'm feeling yellow homesick on your feather duck pillow
The same yellow tie a different atmosphere Go- Spa
She's flirting do you know where your going how is
life treating you he's giggling way too wild on her
Losing our grip down to her chicken bone hip
Duck season not much time for love being hunted
The Spa la la ha have Merci' oh la la 'Disco Duck"
The wild ones the only ones quack- quack the
At the waterfront trip to "Chinatown" they let
them hang to dry but why Dad? They are better
like the delicacy shark finn soup we need a Spa
lucky green group Irish eyes are smiling stories
I am not buying do you see duck climb the
"Eiffel Tower" yellow as a canary
All talk-talk is cheap lets talk French Mom walks
With her pretty duck handle umbrella we waddle
The penquin what a beauty swan feather pen
But she's the"Prima Donna" look out!
The slingshot Marilyn Monroe wiggles out
The "Spa- Ma"
Don't Scramble me darlings
Breakfast eggs cagefree
My little chickadees organic brown on my gown
Spa duckies traveled the whole Atlantic town
The longest pond sleeping like "Rip Van Winkle"
doublecrossed the street you get one dermerit
Sesame street Big bird how many words in duck
vocabulary quack- quack who get's the duck star
Mars from Men women go to the Spa like the bad
omen and they don't leave tap tap chop chop
I want it now!! Its now or never why does she always
get ugly duckling book delivered
Lazy goose she is the spoiled rotten egg how
do we love those I apples
Carrots are for the eyes Mom always gets bird eyes
My little chickadees the Alaskan cute puppies
Big salute to the cutest duck feet "God Bless America"
Visa American Express Daffy Duck in Disney mess
the real picture "Mona Lisa" getting the duck
Prime chop minister
"Parliament Spa" prices so sinister
"Eat Duck and Pray" the southern biscuits
My cute rookies those duckier cookies another Spa day
So prim and proper teatime with "Queen deck"
Alice in rabbit hole-Santa candycane poles cute chick
is homesick you better sent her money quick
The ducky bib the Chinese duck soup won ton
The feather fan she loves her Sushi roll Hollywood
Style California all duck drama
The best treatment duck made carpet
On the "Disney Hollywood" deck "Epcot"
On the futon what diction for a duck "My Fair lady"
Got the whole fortunes bed
The duck on the hill what a fool but the monk
Is the whole spiritual existence
The peacock's longest wait for lobster tails
centerpieces red bird Robin fly Robin Fly
Disco ball fancy tails she ended up up up to the sky
Her duck sunglasses a dozen ***** spin's the disco
The Duck Pop singer wants him back
High price or a short mack duck shooter attack
Food for thought homesick all saucy duck tie waiter
Cinderella rags to ducklings I went to "Woodstock"
Imagine me the teenager chick the duck split
Fill wing concert sky made a hit
The blues love is strange chick-lets are yellow
Like clock work what a duck work out orange
Duck handle umbrella
Duckies I pledge to you College Preppies
The chick feeder Ain't nothing but a hound dog
Elvis heart breaker bird-brain feeder
Moms duck sugar cookies
******* Jack one prize quack quack
Huckleberry Finn paper boat old billy goat
In the drowned mans eye holy ducks he delivered
I will blow you down duck horn the day you
Having a third eye one duck Wendy 4 for a 4
Notre Dame church tragic but saved
The Easter yellow chicks
To Rome lend me your feathers no secret ears
Sticky Fingers she lost her writing finger in the
pond OH! look whats beyond so kind
With her duckling apron dress he ducked
The chatty cat "City Dr Seuss"
Wearing duck boots those duck lips played her
like the fancy feast
The teachers pet the ducklings cute darlings
Spa cream she quite the flabber belly dancer
The ballet swan achiever "Spa One Day tripper"
The ugly duckling changed to beauty witch
Holy-land or duck pond Mickey's ears
Stand up daffy duck comedian Las Vegas
Godiva Peking duck soup flapping swishing
The Big Ben red whose been sleeping in my
duck wing bed
The car stops he hiccups cute bebops
The guardian angel quack quack any luck
Yummy raspberry pie someone delivered
Christmas Scrooge all tears
New York lights camera I love my
Those duck tear drops last stop
Or you die__your still quacking
Just in time said I
Fly Robin Fly
Saved my baby chick lovely
Cradled her to love her
Dr Seuss read
Its about all speculation dreaming need of a nature cool environment ;our eyes up get your cafe favorite cup my baby chicks words will give flight and I hope you will feel just perfectly right with her duck lips Quack Quack
Fluffy puppies all around
Hiding bones underground
Failing to not make any sound
Inside, outside sniffing the air
Of their surroundings they are aware
They don’t do it to give you a scare
They want to show you that they care
Chihuahuas, Chow Chows, corgis too
Enough breeds to fill a zoo
Too many breeds to name
I love them all the same
While every puppy is great
Mine was brought to me by fate
Not a moment too late
My puppy makes my heart full
Life with him is never dull
While my dog may drive me crazy
He is forever my baby
Puppies and puddles
Licks and hugs
Soft and lovable
Just look at their mugs
A smile on their face
a twinkle in their eye
they're just so sweet
no need to ask why.
Little wet kisses
soft gentle nuzzles
not very complicated
like crossword puzzles.
They arrive with love
and joy in their heart
just wanna share
and not be apart.
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