Lab Results

Lost boy broken on this mountaintop
tooth decay can't be scrubbed clean
all the dead out riding horses
Texas sun, pitch-blue sky, snapshot
catch the bullet with the tongue
roll it around on the forest floor
propagate the violence of a species,
exterminate the species
label it too aggressive and keep DNA
slides in the microscope, blood samples
run so thick and red lab coats darken.
The slide down is quick if sticky.

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