Lives of the Poets

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They rubbed two sticks together and made friction. They made a fist but couldn’t make a hand. Their dictionary wasn’t made of diction. Their diction made them hard to understand.

Trying to make a poem, they made a list. Trying to make the team, they made the choir. They made up stories whose protagonist would rub two sticks together and make fire.

Mistakes were made, and mixtapes to go with them. They made a couch their bed and made their bed. They tried to make a joke at the expense of love and money. “Make me,” money said. They made up stories but they made no sense. They rubbed two cents together and made rhythm.