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The Nusselback

October 2, 2019
By capnbillyswhizbang GOLD, Austin, Texas
capnbillyswhizbang GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
The wise man seeks answers at the bottom of a bottle. It is by the depth and contents of the bottle that you can tell the depth and contents of the man. And I'm not just talking alcohol. Could be all kinds of bottles. Pills, colas, etc. All kinds.


Of the animals there is but one king,


And that is the bird without wing


And though he scarce


be four feet tall


He is but hairs


From king of all


The Nusselback, with flippers like a seal’s and bald, blubbery skin


The Nusselback, with feet like paintbrushes and a beak that goes in


In place of eyes, fleshy or’fices yawn about the face


An eye in its stomach, peering with ethereal grace


Its teeth a grimace in contempt of our race


Oh, how it longs to put us in our place!


About his chest are eight hung


Lumpy glands to feed his young


And when his young awake


All man’s laws will soon break


And as our leaders and legends fall


As they are put blind against the wall


As his children bellow their sickening call


The Nusselback smiles, for it is now truly god


and lord


and king 

 

of all.


The author's comments:

The Nusselback is a recurring figure in my dreams, and the subject of various drawings I have made. 


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