Aphelion Issue 278, Volume 26
November 2022
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Rabbit on His Tongue

by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

He woke from a dream,
the dream, he woke
on his back, legs
pumping, covers crumpled
on the floor,
moonlight streaming in,
squinted at his arm hairs,
erect in the fan’s breeze,
more than usual?
almost a… pelt?
running his tongue over
the business ends of his teeth,
perhaps a mite sharper
than yesterday.

© 2022 David C. Kopaska-Merkel

David C. Kopaska-Merkel won the Rhysling award for best long poem in 2006 for a collaboration with Kendall Evans. His latest book is Some Disassembly Required, a collection of dark speculative poetry. Blog at http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/. @DavidKM on twitter.

Find more by David C. Kopaska-Merkel in the Author Index.