How to start a fairytale in an extinct language

a palindromic poem by Demetri Martin

“Dammit I’m mad.Evil is a deed as I live.God, am I reviled?

I rise, my bed on a sun, I melt.
To be not one man emanating is sad. I piss.Alas, it is so late. Who stops to help?Man, it is hot. I’m in it. I tell.I am not a devil. I level “Mad Dog”.Ah, say burning is, as a deified gulp, In my halo of a mired rum tin.I erase many men. Oh, to be man, a sin.Is evil in a clam? In a trap?No. It is open. On it I was stuck.Rats peed on hope. Elsewhere dips a web.Be still if I fill its ebb.Ew, a spider… eh?We sleep. Oh no!Deep, stark cuts saw it in one position.Part animal, can I live? Sin is a name.Both, one… my names are in it.Murder? I’m a fool.A hymn I plug, deified as a sign in ruby ash.A Goddam level I lived at.On mail let it in. I’m it.Oh, sit in ample hot spots. Oh wet!A loss it is alas (sip). I’d assign it a name.Name not one bottle minus an ode by me:“Sir, I deliver. I’m a dog”Evil is a deed as I live.Dammit I’m mad.”

a palindromic poem by Demetri Martin

“Dammit I’m mad.
Evil is a deed as I live.
God, am I reviled?

I rise, my bed on a sun, I melt.

To be not one man emanating is sad. I piss.
Alas, it is so late. Who stops to help?
Man, it is hot. I’m in it. I tell.
I am not a devil. I level “Mad Dog”.
Ah, say burning is, as a deified gulp,
 In my halo of a mired rum tin.
I erase many men. Oh, to be man, a sin.
Is evil in a clam? In a trap?
No. It is open. On it I was stuck.
Rats peed on hope. Elsewhere dips a web.
Be still if I fill its ebb.
Ew, a spider… eh?
We sleep. Oh no!
Deep, stark cuts saw it in one position.
Part animal, can I live? Sin is a name.
Both, one… my names are in it.
Murder? I’m a fool.
A hymn I plug, deified as a sign in ruby ash.
A Goddam level I lived at.
On mail let it in. I’m it.
Oh, sit in ample hot spots. Oh wet!
A loss it is alas (sip). I’d assign it a name.N
ame not one bottle minus an ode by me:
“Sir, I deliver. I’m a dog”
Evil is a deed as I live.
Dammit I’m mad.”

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