Richard Thripp

To Roast & to Char

Airbrushed and edited to zero to reach the ending where turnips are
Toward holes where emboldened rats retreat from sacred treks afar
Coldly laying out duchesses who are pretty daughters of the czar
Diesel, because it is oilier, is better than gasoline to roast & to char

Submitted: Saturday, December 28, 2013
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Songstresses extraordinaire:
Mihaela Runceanu, May 4,  1955 - November 1,1989 (MURDERED by SMOTHERING)
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, April 16,1971 – March 31,1995 (MURDERED)
Teresa Teng, January 29,1953 - May 8,1995 (ASTHMA ATTACK or HEART ATTACK or MURDER)
Armi Aavikko, September 1,1958 – January 2,2002 (PNEUMONIA)
Mălina Olinescu, January 29,1974 – December 12,2011 (ACCIDENTAL, or SUICIDAL, FALL FROM 6TH FLOOR BALCONY)
Sita Chan, Mar.10,1987 — Apr.17,2013 (ONE-CAR CAR CRASH)

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