Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hot Dread-Handed

Despite bodily harm, it's not moldering
It's quite hot, five-alarm, and it's smoldering
It can make a good fist
But it breaks at the wrist
And ignites minus arming or shouldering.

David Cairns

In The Beast with Five Fingers (Robert Florey; 1946), Peter Lorre is musicologist Hilary Cummins, so terrorized by a severed hand that he throws it in the fire.

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