"Not like a duck"

by Kyle Muntz

with its head cut off,
upside down,

in the water. Also,
like music: she held back
the little boy's face

and poured lemon juice
into his eyes. The sound

that came out;
like an army of bearded men
with trumpets, standing at the
base of a tall building

and pissing on it. They
were wearing

really tall hats.

Crocodiles are sad things: chewing
birdfaces.  Some country's

national anthem.

She's dead
, he said,
and wrapped in