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Poem: Why We Should Talk to Children 

Why We Should Talk to Children

I just love poetry, she said,
how many poets are there?
Oh, a jillion, I said, maybe more.
That's a lot of poets.
You could double that in a year or two.
The number grows moment by moment,
like the national debt.
Why so many?
I guess people have a need, I said.
We need a poets clock,
like the one about debt they have on TV.
You bet, I said
They say, you bet, all the time in Arizona.
There's poetry right there, I said.
Listen to people talking,
speaking poetry they are.
About that poets clock, she said,
it would be about how much we owe them.

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