The Village

People of the other village hate the people of this village and would nail our hats,
to our heads for refusing in their presence to remove them
or staple our hands to our foreheads for refusing to salute them.

If we did not hurt them first: mail them packages of rats,
mix their flour at night with broken glass.
We do this, they do that.

Pen & Brush

They peel the larynx from one of our brothers’ throats.
We devein one of their sisters.
The quicksand pits they built were good.
Our amputation teams were better.
We trained some birds to steal their wheat.
They sent to us exploding ambassadors of peace.
They do this, we do that.

They peel the larynx from one of our brothers’ throats.
We devein one of their sisters.
The quicksand pits they built were good.
Our amputation teams were better.
We trained some birds to steal their wheat.
They sent to us exploding ambassadors of peace.
They do this, we do that.

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