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This morning, teacher said this week: "We'll syntax Shakespeare used critique. We'll cogitate and cursive write And elements and odes recite. We'll nuclei and despots learn. To Babylon and Ur return. We'll corollary facts deduce And calculate hypotenuse." At practice, coach explained his way Of basketball our team will play: With box-and-one and trapping press And low post screens we'll have success. Our give-and go will stretch the door And back door cuts from picks should score. Our weave will freeze their match-up zone, And Kevin, put away your phone." Then later in a chair I lay, Prepared my dentist to obey. "Extractions must ensue, my boy. But nitrous oxide you'll enjoy. Occlusions and abrasion wear We'll mend with orthodontics care. Of gingivitis, there's no sign, And EMG's are looking fine." Except for phone, I cannot say I understood a word all day.

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