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The Can and the Iron Flask

Updated on January 12, 2012

The Can and the Iron Flask

Absinth is the green goblin's mask

Absence is his modus operandi

He hovers over gutters

Hides behind the smile of Mr. Hyde

His pores pour Poe’s torture

Words slur speech into cursive

As he curses passers by

The hubris of the mocker

Staggers his swagger

Humbled by the sum of losses

Lost behind glossy eyes

A cruel master resides

In the pocket of his jacket

A flask calligraphically inscribed

A widget rattles inside

Of an empty stout can

The fizz is a memory

He swigs to his misery

Til’ the past at last subsides

PWIV

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    • NightFlower profile image

      NightFlower 5 years ago

      Man you know how to make a can and a flask sound exciting. Brava!

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Haha! Thank you kindly NightFlower!

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      You know this is really creative.. it just stands out making it's own noise.. now pass the flask from the left hand side :) Frank

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      lol Outstanding! Yessir, I got you Frank!

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