pieces of Lars

tough guy Lars

Lars full of muscles, whole—

bulging at his seams with

snarls, sneers and plastic squeakers

proud of his hairy back

snarling at the puppies


plush puppies

love his smell, are

crazy for squeakers—

teeth tear, claws tear

furry plastic tubes, they

rip at helpless squeakers

ripping and crunching

a deafening, squeaky death

of still snarling Lars


Lars once full

tough once Lars

Lars once whole is

full of holes—


no plastic tubes


no squeakers

silent is

still snarling Lars


pieces in a box

pieces on the carpet

pieces of Lars

still snarling Lars






About troysherdahl

A blue-collar bohemian with a penchant for fine words and dirty jeans.
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