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Outgoings

Eric buys a treasure map.
X appears to mark the spot.
Putting on his captain's cap,
Eric buys a luxury yacht.
Navigates the ocean blue.
Destination Dosh or bust!
It costs him lots to pay the crew.
Thirty years before the mast!
Until he digs the casket clear.  
Reads the note inside at last:
Eric spent me getting here.

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Sleep Disturbance

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Last night I dreamed a wonderful new word.
This morning I awoke and wrote it down.
I knew it had a power which, once heard,
Could bring an end to fighting in the town.
I sold my gun to buy a megaphone
And spread the word across the battlefield.
To my delight I saw their weapons thrown
Upon the ground. By evening peace was sealed.
They said I was a hero, set me high,
And drank my health a hundred thousand times.
But soon enough the drink made tempers fly –
I wake before old feuds beget new crimes.
I cannot sleep, hearing the town scream.
Waking up this morning was a dream.

Dave Kingsbury