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Feb 23
Start with crisp words.
Short ones work best.
Lay them out in lean strips.
Order is important.

Agitate strips slightly.
If result is cloudy,
skim off ****.

Briskly dice some thyme!
Slice a gala lime!
Wasn't that fun?

Now throw out the thyme, the lime, all of it.
Stop chirping.
Where did you think you were?

A few rules of thumb:
     Two layers of meaning is enough.
     Use rhyme sparingly.
     No spurs in the kitchen.

Let the strips ferment in back of mind.
Do not over ruminate.
Entire mix can turn rancid.

Serve as many as possible-
taste can vary widely.
Best when served with Dos Equis.
Jack Ritter
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Jack Ritter  68/M/Dallas, TX
(68/M/Dallas, TX)   
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