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Insulin

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 United Daily News 8th January 2003

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 women in taiwan
have begun eating mouse testicles
in a bid to get pregnant

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 one couple
from the county of Pingtung
are taken by a friend
to a local restaurant to taste
a dish made from the organs

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 they conceive
their long-awaited baby
about a month later
after eating six kilograms
of raw mouse testicles

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 —————————————-

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 all those years
thinking that sweetbreads
were an animal’s balls
the goalkeeper shouts
‘kick him in the sweets’

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 my friend
explains his new diet
insulin

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 paul t conneally

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Notes

‘Insulin’ is from an ongoing series of ‘rens’ or ‘connections’ between found prose and poetry – called Hot Off The Press (HOTP). This is HOTP2.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/insulin/