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Because I am a poet

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Because I am a poet

When you segment that thin unleavened cake of oat-meal;
Because I am a poet...
I will brew a triolet with mnemonic rhymes
And pour it heavily down the crack before the beginning ends.

While you rest motionlessly...
Like a trampled weed in the middle of the jungle,
Because I am a poet...
I will sing lullabies to my lilting brain

I have grained poems for the next mid-lent Sunday,
As you put in your oar for well rich,
Hopefully you'll find your which

Because I am a poet...
I have been to a future where poets are sacred and writers are divine,
Because I am a poet...
Poetry is easy for me to define,
Because I am a poet...

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