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Asking an Accomplished Poet Friend to Read My Poetry in a Starbucks at 2PM on a Thursday


by P.R. Mercado


Your usage of the English language
is awkward and passé—

reduce your language
until it is thick as syrup,

entire days into lines
while driving home.

Stop touching yourself so much. 
That can't be good for you.

Read more poetry. 
That's it. 

I can't give you 
any constructive advice. 
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