I write witty, oh so witty,
I write witty and
cheque people off when it’s sexist
but I talk dirty
and I write real good
but am not living up to my reputation.
Wild weird wonder
while walking west in my dreams,
but awake: less clever than it seems.
I'm sunk by bad rhyme schemes
in my genes, ditties, and limericks, too.
I write Witty every day
and she has never written back.
Punctuation into the flesh
placards a lot of the time,
but not right now,
but sing terribly and
pretty and wise.
Yet I cannot right wrongs.
I write witty bitty teeny
weeny whiny tiny poems,
wrinkles in folds of timely winks,
cul-de-sacs with my breakdancing
back and blow the sax
with my toe flaps
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