How To Kill A Roadrunner

To kill a roadrunner
Takes a certain amount of
Skill
Persistence
Luck
A little madness
A little genius
A lot of ingenuity
And a discount card for the Acme Corporation On-Line Store.

To kill a roadrunner
You need
A train
An anvil
A painted rock
A rock that is balanced to the tipping point
Really just a lot of rocks
And some TNT
Some sticks of dynamite.

To kill a roadrunner
You need
A lot of hunger
A lot of desperation
A keen sense that things will work out right this time
An insane amount of hope
And even more anvils falling from the sky.

To kill a roadrunner
You need to
Try
Try
Try
Try
Try
And keep trying again.

To kill a roadrunner
You need to be
A genius
A certified genius.
Which is convenient
Because that is what I am.
A Grade A certified genius.
I will catch him this time.
I will not fail.

Sit down.
Watch me.
I will catch him and eat him this time
No mistakes allowed.
Not this time around.

That roadrunner is mine.

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