A Catful of Buttermilk

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it 's a bird, it 's a plane, it 's apain in the neck, it 's a thornin the flesh, it 'sA CATFUL OF BUTTERMILK

nothing, a family saying, like forenough is enough, enough already! yoysher!a bellyful, something turning queasy, stormbrewing, gorge rising, that 's whenyou say enough is acatful of buttermilk

when you 've got a spiritache like an agueof the bones, when the skypushes down like thelid of a garbage-can and allwords ring down a fall oflead nickels, the oldgnaw their gums and blink and thewind is a wolves' bite in the thigh

the hue and cry out at the gravesof the unnumbereddead riding in their careersin turn howling a hollowtolling from hell can wecrawl down to the cat from hereand the buttermilk?

Prince, President, Primeminister, Premier, Potentate,Pontifex, Pasha, Panjandrum & Pooh-bah, ahthe hell with it, it 's acatful of buttermilk

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