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The Hydra

(written by: Henk Harmsen ©1978 ©2023)

the many-headed-monster
marvels at the way I wine and dine
many excited voices
phrase the rumours of their mind:
“he’s in wine!”
“good heavens, how dare he”

“it cannot be controlled”,
cried the bag-piper
as he entered his church
no rumours are heard inside
no words are ever said

“beware of the Hydra, son”
“this wired-haired poet laughs at common knowledge, sir”

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