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    I put two yellow peepers in an owl.
    Wow. I fix the grin of Crocodile.
    Spiv. I sew the slither of an eel.

    I jerk, kick-start, the back hooves of a mule.
    Wild. I hold the red rag to a bull.
    Mad. I spread the feathers of a gull.

    I screw a tight snarl to a weasel.
    Fierce. I stitch the flippers on a seal.
    Splayed. I pierce the heartbeat of a quail.

    I like her to be naked and to kneel.
    Tame. My motionless, my living doll.
    Mute. And afterwards I like her not to tell.

    Do you have thoughts on what Duffy is trying to portray in this poem and what themes are evident within it?
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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get more responses. Hopefully someone will be able to get back to you

    Sounds like taxidermist who's also a sexual abuser / just kinky (being generous).

    No idea why Crocodile is capitalised though.

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