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The Kelpie hides her nature by looking like a horse.
Nothing is suspicious—looks normal, of course.

She clips, she clops, and trots along the bank,
looking for young ones to cunningly gank.

She lures the children, as if she's a friend.
Little do they know she's plotting their end.

The stealthy Kelpie, so majestic in her stride,
kneels all the way down to take the kids for a ride.

“What a nice horse,” blind to her con.
Other children watch as Clint hops on.

The boy grabs her dripping wet mane.
He smiles and waves, "She seems really tame!"

In the blink of an eye the horse is so long!
She wants to get the others, but something is wrong.

The kids freak out and cause quite a fuss.
The so-called horse is as long as a bus!

"Jump! Jump! Jump! You’re in trouble come down!"
Horrified faces, each with a frown.

Irritated by the kids who won’t commit.
The Kelpie stomps, neighs and throws its own kind of fit.

She leaps up and out, high into the sky.
too bad for the boy, it is time to die.

The Kelpie and Clint plunge into the lake.
Making massive waves crash and break.

The other children wait and watch for any kind of sign.
Nothing emerges, so they cry until nine.

Soon it’s stark and dark as could be.
Maybe tomorrow there’d be something to see?

The next morning they return with hearts full of woe.
Looking for their friend, but where did he go?

They look behind the boulder, climb up in a tree.
They walk around the lake hoping to to see...

Then they find something that fills them with gloom.
A shiny, wet lump, squishy and maroon.

Could this be his liver that flopped on the shore?
The only sign of their friend. They find nothing more.


from Something's Awry, released April 10, 2020


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