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'Beware: Do Not Read This Poem' by Ishmael Reed

Updated: Dec 24, 2019

tonite, thriller was about an old woman, so vain she surrounded herself with many mirrors

it got so bad that finally she locked herself indoors & her whole life became the

mirrors

one day the villagers broke into her house, but she was too swift for them. she disappeared

into a mirror each tenant who bought the house after that, lost a loved one to the old woman in the mirror: first a little girl then a young woman then the young woman's husband

the hunger of this poem is legendary it has taken in many victims back off from this poem it has drawn in your feet back off from this poem it has drawn in your legs

back off from thias poem it is a greedy mirror you are into this poem. from

the waist down nobody can hear you can they? this poem has had you up to here belch this poem aint got no manners you cant call out from this poem relax now & go with this poem

move & roll on to this poem do not resist this poem this poem has your eyes this poem has his head this poem has his arms this poem has his fingers this poem has his fingertips

this poem is the reader & the reader the poem

statistic: the US bureau of missing persons re-

  ports that in 1968 over 100,000 people   disappeared leaving no solid clues   nor trace     only a space     in the lives of their friends


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