Meganuera monyi, by Richard Stevenson

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Well, I ain’t no chopper, baby.

Didn’t come to mist your crops.

I just got the drop on this lamb.

Gonna drop ‘im on those rocks.

 

Yeah, I’m gonna drop in for dinner,

get right at his innards. Gonna daub

my masticating mouth bits with his

Soft little fleece suit. Little fleece suit.

 

Got here through a wormhole, babe.

Ain’t May 2004 where I’m from, hon!

Sorry to cause so much trouble.

Sorry to bust your time/space bubble.

 

I’m just an eight-foot dragonfly.

Relax. Yer too skinny to scarf.

Don’t do cotton burritos in bikinis,

even itsy bitsy teeny weeny polka-dotted ones.

 

Fifties caught up with you, babe.

Cold war fantasies of giant radioactive

ants had you freaked.   I just decided

to visit, spin a few platters from the past..

 

Cop some fast food, cruise the valley

with my top down, so to speak.

Grab a sheep. Go on the lam

before heading back to my Cretaceous crib.

 

G-g-g giant d-d-dragonfly!

Don’t go flub flub flub

When I’m in flyin’mode. Just hover, hon.

Suck back a few sanguine shakes.

 

Meganuera monyi, Cretacious cutie.

Gonna sock it to you, babe,

in psychedelic moire colours,

all four wings ablaze!

 

Leda only had a Don Juan

gone-by-dawn swan, sweetheart –

a smooth talker, great lover maybe –

but he knocked you up, didn’t he?

 

I may be more mechanical,

But I can dance on a dime,

hover, feint left or right

better than your best boxer.

 

Hey! I’ve got compound eyes.

I see you comin’ and goin’.

Know all three of my right feet

from my left. Am totally tubular!

 

Fast shuffle, fox tot, waltz –

I got ‘em covered. Flap flap.

Don’t need a gat, pork pie,

Zoot suit, or any flim flam scam.

 

Zzz Zzzz Zzz. C’mon, honey,

Shake your money maker!

I’m the dude who can take you

to another era. Fly with me!

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Richard Stevenson recently retired from a thirty-year teaching gig at Lethbridge College .  His most recent books are Rock, Scissors, Paper: The Clifford Olson Murders, a long poem sequence (Dreaming Big Publications, USA, 2017), and A Gaggle of Geese, haikai poems and sequences, ( Alba Publications, UK,2017 )

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Posted on July 30, 2017, in Issue 20: The Mythos Planet and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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