Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Licking: a lexiconography

A bat pollinates a desert cactus flower;

Postage is applied in England;

 Maryland niece-in-law has a seriously-studded tongue;

But if you're REALLY serious;


2 1/2 lb. beef tongue
1 onion, sliced
2 tbsp. pickling spices

Place tongue in pot. Add onions and spices. Cover with water. Simmer uncovered for 3 hours. Drain and cool. Remove skin and serve.

Having gone in this from the tiny tongue of a bat to the large tongue of a steer, the raccoon news does not represent to have run a detailed gamut of miraculous tongue uses and effects.

Still Fickle Bat

A bat I thought was you
Fluttered around my head
Last night after the lights
were turned off

I opened the door
To let you find your way out
But you stayed
Would not go
Winging around my sought repose

Nibbling my ear lobes
The way you used to do
 I went out myself
And you followed me

Joining another bat
Zig-zagging in the darkness
Both of you exchanged squeaks
And left

I lay awake a long time
Wondering if you’d be back
 The only way to keep you
Is to set you free

[DD 2007]