This Is Not Your Poem MAG

By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

   This sheet of paper has never smelled coffee

or glanced casually at the shade-wearing man at the microphone

from its place at my table.



It has never been read aloud in a carbon-copy

discussion group kingdom

and praised like weak tea by the

folder-clutching jellyfish.



I have never shown this paper to a friend

and ticked away the seconds with dog-waiting-for-a-treat-eagerness

or been reward with,

"That's neat."





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