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Friday, September 11, 2015

Only the strongest of poems

I make a pact with no one
When I write a new poem
Only the strongest among them
I imagine stands the slightest chance of
Imposing itself on a reader's imagination
Like a contract of adhesion  
A phrase might stick here or there
Notwithstanding protestations
To the contrary yet even still 
Such words remain forever at risk
Of being invalidated or overturned
In good course by a court
Of higher opinion
Including my own

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