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To Pen Or Not Stupendous

Buttress not the day
by sitting on your butt as
a writer who has no easy hands
to behold the inked canvas this
of the daily breaded day, wandering
to behold the moony-mooded wine
that calms the savage pen, a pen
of destiny, of valor, of tripe and
smoked salmon, yes, then
buttress the soul with a word
or more in the Moors’ boggy

— Douglas Gilbert