Steve Cotterell

Altarcation

About me

Ho!

(Said the big man)

My imaginary friend

Is bigger than

Your imaginary friend.

He’s always right.

I invaded your land

Because he said I might.


Your mother

And wife

And child

Were killed.

That was unfortunate.

But collateral damage

Is to be expected.


Ho!

(Said the little man)

My imaginary friend

Is bigger than

Your imaginary friend.

I will wrap myself

In dynamite

And explode.


I will kill some of

Your friends

And some of

My friends.

Thus proving that

My imaginary friend

Is all powerful!


And the

Imaginary friend

Of both

(The one and the same)

Did nothing.

© Steve Cotterell 2006

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