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Lenore Says the Poet is Acting Like a Shoe Salesman 

On his knees
adjusting the strap
across a white instep
praising the slimness
of the ankle,
comparing it to music and birds,
pushing a new line of shiny goods,
hoping for a fit.
Shoes, poems. Honey,
we're all selling something.

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