Does it work, buying books to balm the inner
Scum floating on the surface of your life?
How many did you get?  Three?  Is that not
One too many?  And are they slim or fat?
And did you read them out loud to the silence
Or what?  Did they make you any happier?
Did what they tried to articulate make a
Difference?  Thought not.  Never does.
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