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Editor’s Note: Enjoy another gem from the MOTW Poet Laureate, Ian McLeod. If you have not yet purchased his poetry or prose, then you are missing out. Seriously, his novels in the “Darwinverse” series are fantastic, and his poetry is also wonderful. Do yourself a favor and get them now.


I ate a slice of

a pineapple grenade.

It broke my teeth

and cut my throat

and shredded my insides

and then I ate another,

and another still

until all was left

was smokeless powder

and fuse.

I chased it down

with nitroglycerin


jumped for joy

on a trampoline.

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