Shim’n and Shoy’n

by Patrick Coughlin

Loyin sproin

read my moin

goolagoggin over slew

take a hungry swimmin stew

innefective life jacket made of a giant oyster cracker with armin legholes

but Auntie Boody slaved over hot stoves to make it for you

and now it’s reduced to a fine fine goo

fit only for filling in the cracks around the gingerbread rocket to the

to the

to the

outer pastry zones

where the Red Velvet layers in the Green Velvet layers in the Spice Velvet

and your tastebuds transfigure into thousands of tiny eyes and you have to

stick your tongue way out to get a good look around

Shim Shoy