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I need to piss 
before I die 
a world of bliss 
is a honeypie 
fast devoured 
in spite of crime 
quickly lost 
with help of time 
I need to shit 
before I hit 
the bottom 
of that awful pit 
where souls are said 
to sell their fire 
man is not man 
he is a mire 
I need to cry 
before I lie 
to teddybears 
and a dragonfly 
I cannot help 
a bumblebee 
I am a catastrophe 
for free

	Jan. 1997

© Anthony Thwaites