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I take the personality quiz, blink
at the diaphanous result: SONNET,
the type of girl who roosts in a book, pink
of ear and green of horn. Who would bet
I’d appear so pure, or at least, so earnest?
A user called Assfork writes, How are you,
I’m Billy.
I don’t reply. It’s best
that Assfork and I take things slow. A
more clever self would say, Fuck this poem
up. Explode into trochees, and, Jesus,
don’t be POLITE all the time.
I could crow tongue-
less and pitiful, about that which leaves us:

our collagen, our trusting, parasitic
eyes, and our tongues aflame like heretics. 
Posted 04/15/13
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