"This Is a Poem About a Boy"

ambiv/alent octopuses elude me
as the ponderous cabbages surround my flailing lugubrious limbs.
so come on baby,
give me all your wheat flour in straw baskets.
taxidermy never felt so hot.
i do not want a soggy bowl of oatmeal
when the stapler
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like a seventeenth sonnet.