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Laughing Boys

Kennet Benoît-Hutchins 1952 (Snowdon, Montreal, QC)



Have you met the laughing boys?
those who flirt and walk a smile,
original bite-and-scratch toys,
who mock you with their guile.
they haunt the fringes of law,
this flock of beatified bitches,
parry and thrust, blood to draw
inflict their lingering itches.

Time moves on and soon they age,
in the passing interval become,
a parody of their youthful rage
with a bitterness no one can plumb.
bitches hound themselves as catch,
with the itch they cannot scratch.
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Submitted by Kennet on April 27, 2021

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Kennet Benoît-Hutchins

A Canadian ambulatory Homo sapiens male, who muses and just sometimes, remembers to make note of a verse or two. Unionist with Unifor, accident adjudicator. Runs amok with words, occasionally coherent. more…

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  • Kennet
    Thank you. Wrote this many years ago, still relevant in my view.
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    Love it
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