"Shine nakedly"--W. Stevens

Don't be a Dutch door or 6-hour calls to the heart of Lapland

Down the sides of the museum forming a threadbare port

Be not angst among the angels

I don't ever think I shall see it elasticized

Don't be a duck on ice-skates or a tomato

Your address has been lost please send a brand new one not a made up one

Not the bust of a sea monster on a scumbled brown stone shelf

Not a cup on a willow tree or the signpost between Mudvilles

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