Blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2011 v10n1

Lions Are Fed Donkeys in Baghdad Zoo: YouTube

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     a found poem

They have no clue

what’s goin’ on.
            You’re gonna die,
bitch. Go ahead,
eat up. Ah, this

is gonna be fucking crazy.

Open that cage—
I only got
            four minutes left.

                         Ah. Ah. Ah. Ah.
                         Ah. Ah. Ah. This

is the History Channel.
He’s about to rip

that fucking head off.             That’s the big one, too. Damn,

I was kinda hoping they’d die


Those guys are looking
around, breathing. I wanna see
that big one.

            Eat it. Eat.

Look at the face
on that one. He’s got blood
all over his face.  end