The Molossus, a Colossus
Of molasses, wearing galoshes
Slouches towards Back Bay:
This is judgement or retribution:
The bullets vanish in the glop,
Helicopters hover over
The river Charles: Rockets
Only anger the creature, the boats
All scatter. The Molossus
Wades into the water,
Dissolves, pleased to meet oblivion.
Molasses drifts to the bay.
In the morning on Cape Cod,
The ocean will be sweet.

Mo*los"sus (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. , prop., Molossian, belonging to the Molossians, a people in the eastern part of Epirus.] Gr. & Lat. Pros.

A foot of three long syllables.

[Written also molosse.]


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