Poets in Motion
Poets in Motion

79 Words and Perfect Fear

by Tom Baker 10 months ago in surreal poetry


79 Words and Perfect Fear

Daffy Duck launched

a tunnel to the sky

--Babel, Babylon, "Intolerance..."

(Legend of 1916)

He gets going through space and time,

straight into the Mouth of God--

He is then sent back

down through his dimensional tunnel,

where he gets caught

in the claustrophobic hold of it.

God sends down a Dyson Ball of solid mud

to strangulate Daffy,

whose face strobes for the viewer in a cryptic,

dough-boy series

of macabre flashes,

looking like a tortured clay animation puppet.

I struggled up a hill

trying to find


additional words with which to complete this


After being put through literal hell

On the way down....

27, 27, 27, 27, 27...

(It is of singular note that this poem is actually eighty words long. Unless I miscounted. But you need a hundred.)

surreal poetry
Tom Baker
Tom Baker
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