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A Dozen Short Poems

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   Guitar gratifier
   Restitution ratifier
   Rat fryer
   Holocaust denier



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   Tale of a pet
   Not that wagging thing
   A story
   A real–life story



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   I want the half–truth
   And nothing but
   That’s right
   I want what no one else wants



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   Sitting in that study
   That choco–biscuit
   That homework
   That English tea
   Close that door, dear


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   Where was he?
   That pre–cellphone day
   Who is it?
   Never a call
   Never a tone
   Forever alone

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   La–la–la
   A singer by trade
   La–lo–la
   Purchased, not made
   A sea–side transaction


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   Yes, maybe
   But prolly not
   Not a promise
   Just probly not



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   Such a gentle curve
   How can one manage
   Such a line to serve?
   I’m only a mathematician
   And that’s all I am


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   In the cold
   It’s not a game
   It never was
   Your teeth may chatter
   But it never was


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   Face the music
   Printed on the paper
   It’s not going anywhere
   Unless you look away



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   When you know
   Something new
   Call upon me
   You never will
   In all my year(s)


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   Floating around
   In a sheet of ice
   I can’t hold you for a moment
   And I’ve tried thrice



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