There is monotonous darkness and heat
under your bed. What adults fear they shun.
They took me away. Now nightmares will eat
you — not like how I ate you, that was fun.
Just why Trots and Cap’n Bill’s adventures
were,“Grand,” but ours were,“Smutty and Unchaste,”
I still don’t know. Was it the sex? Sex blurs
the line, they claim. So I know what you taste
like. Is that a crime outside of Utah?
As if. “Lèche-la,” you sang. What am I but
fable? Lèche-la: now they police even
your make-believe friends. What will you let gnaw
on you? Them or lust? There’s no shame in smut
or lust or hungering to be eaten —
Trots and Cap’n Bill were characters created by L. Frank Baum for his Wizard of Oz series. Lèche-la is French for, “lick it,” as in, “lèche-la chatte.”