Bag Bog Cat, the Caterpillar an’ the Glue Man (Andrew Galan)

Posted on December 14, 2011 by in Heightened Talk

 

Horse serrations vibrate floorboards ta’ squeal a rockin’ billycock woe
· · an’ we was diggin’ ditches an’ shovelin’ mud an’ burnin’ faeces
when the Caterpillar said sorry, sorry was for not eatin’
· · ‘cause we was workin’ for the waste disposal company
so bring a there Bag Bog Cat, bring a there with that bone-saw
· · an’ we was wearin’ overalls an’ iron face an’ corduroy cap

Carve on this here thigh, suffa’ the bitta’ ol’bite
· · an’ we was diggin’ ditches an’ shovelin’ mud an’ burnin’ faeces
tearin’ inna’ flesh, flesh fresh from the Caterpillar wrack
· · ‘cause we was workin’ for the waste disposal company
so tap another, tap another ta’ croon that Bag Bog Cat syncopation
· · an’ we was wearin’ overalls an’ iron face an’ corduroy cap

But the Glue Man knows, he knows we can’t afford the teeth (or the meat)
· · an’ we was diggin’ ditches an’ shovellin’ mud an’ burnin’ faeces
so shoo, shoo the Glue Man, that stoep belongs ta’ the Bag Bog Cat
· · ‘cause we was workin’ for the waste disposal company
eat at home Glue Man, this table ain’t yours, nor the rusty han’held
· · an’ we was wearin’ overalls an’ iron face an’ corduroy cap

Tin wheel gurney with flamin’ sheet, that ain’t nothin’ for the Glue Man
· · an’ we was diggin’ ditches an’ shovellin’ mud an’ burnin’ faeces
still grill bug with all its chewin’— this too be Bag Bog Cat’s
· · ‘cause we was workin’ for the waste disposal company
so the Caterpillar, it’s gunna crawl down, it’s gunna scuttle down
· · an’ we was wearin’ overalls an’ iron face an’ corduroy cap

Placemat of piranha on a waste of land outside the Machine of Wha— gotcha
· · an’ we was diggin’ ditches an’ shovellin’ mud an’ burnin’ faeces
so grind thighs ta’ think, ta’ think on sugar sweat cloth’d wrack
· · ‘cause we was workin’ for the waste disposal company
a ferocious run a’ slicin’ll strip them bones in teeth-saw lines
· · an’ we was wearin’ overalls an’ iron face an’ corduroy cap

So she saw her long brown hair with nonsense syllables
· · an’ we was diggin’ ditches an’ shovelin’ mud an’ burnin’ faeces
(can ya’ do what ya’ want what can ya’ want tonight?)
· · ‘cause we was workin’ for the waste disposal company
the Caterpillar did foot-stomp lov’d Granna’ Range who cut usin’ garden metal
· · an’ we was wearin’ overalls an’ iron face an’ corduroy cap

New lard suds wash hands from the Caterpillar lock
· · an’ we was diggin’ ditches an’ shovelin’ mud an’ burnin’ faeces
but across the bar the Glue Man divines (he divines the range of every enemy)
· · ‘cause we was workin’ for the waste disposal company
so— with a ratta-tat-tat —the Glue Man could feel the gun under jacket
· · an’ we was wearin’ overalls an’ iron face an’ corduroy cap

The Glue Man could smell, he could smell the weight of every round
· · an’ we was diggin’ ditches an’ shovelin’ mud an’ burnin’ faeces
a street a’ways threw coaches ta’ clash— shook the Caterpillar
· · ‘cause we was workin’ for the waste disposal company
so one on another, into broken board hold, toss tied survivors
· · an’ we was wearin’ overalls an’ iron face an’ corduroy cap

The rifle— crack —outside said (sweet ya’ don’t beat the Caterpillar jive)
· · an’ we was diggin’ ditches an’ shovelin’ mud an’ burnin’ faeces
so what are we ta’ the lone star? The same stock riff
· · ‘cause we was workin’ for the waste disposal company
wishin’ for that one boulevard ta’ bolt for this Bag Bog Cat
· · an’ we was wearin’ overalls an’ iron face an’ corduroy cap

Long uniform footfalls— stomp —down the Caterpillar door
· · an’ we was diggin’ ditches an’ shovelin’ mud an’ burnin’ faeces
low on blue horizon (first on the line) so comes the Glue Man
· · ‘cause we was workin’ for the waste disposal company
we thought we told ya’ Glue Man ta’ scat, scat Glue Man scat
· · an’ we was wearin’ overalls an’ iron face an’ corduroy cap

 

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