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  • Some poems slip out easily
    Thick and solid
    Well-oiled and fully formed

    Others must be coaxed out

    Cajoled and courted
    Labored over
    Twisted and tweaked

    Brought forth with grunting
    And bearing down

    Pushed from the birth canal
    Gripped by the ankles
    Slippery and dripping

    Smacked on the arse
    Until they scream aloud
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