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Raggedy’s Tragedy


 Born of Kiska

loving, playful

sister to Cappuccino


from J40 to K40

you became the marker

for missing

in a matrilineal pod

of less than twenty


a noticeable question mark

of what might be


the scars of your youth

a mystery


Was it a prop

that took

five scrapes

of your dorsal


or the simple speed

and restless sound

of bitumen


perhaps a prawn trap

that set you to bleed

at less than

a teen


and then took you


your entire line


Infertile, afraid?




Karolle Wall . . . in honour of

Raggedy – Originally J-40 . . . established herself as K-40. Born 1963.  Last seen early July, 2012

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