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Smith is good with words

(all write)

and Art—with conversation,

Gabby’s gift is mainly

–discourse and oration. . .

 

Cathy likes to chat

(too much)

while Miles keeps the minutes,

Abel will debate the bull–

with doctors if they spin it

 

Simon’s prone to say

(it’s said)

all those on stage will whisper

but twisted—I—will scream and shout,

to lookie-loos and listeners. . .

 

Re: emails I would open


 
Re: morse

as long as we’re on the subject

(line)

it isn’t code

but pointless→

while

re: direct

points

out

there are no

grets←

–not a one,

and Greta can’t count–

so best not to

re: peat.

(keep those nails clean)

 

Chill-osophy

It’s funny we say—Brrr-when we are cold, but there is no hot monosyllabic equivalent…if we swung to the opposite end of the alphabet—one off, you know–it could be Y. Y is it so damn hot…Y don’t we have a swimming pool…Y is the sidewalk melting?

Just sayin’

REMover


Muse

missing make-up,

–each character

imprints

hard.

Just woke up after too much whine–

hard.

and in this Glare

of winter morning

edges

and

imperfections

show. . .

foundational nuance

a cake-y thing,

every tittle

a mascara blotch,

all emphasis

lined lip gaudy,

drawn clown-like outside of mouth

–the fire just

Rexall

rouge.

 

Web•sters

 

pre·tends·sh*t
/prəˈten(t)SH*t/
adjective
adjective: pretends•sh*t
  1. attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.
    “a pretend•sh*t literary device”
    contextual example:
    “A graduate of the School of Hard Knocks, her pinkie-extended refinery was pretend•sh*t.”
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