Suckers

Why write
with well of words gone dry?
I sit
and feel I still must try.

Clever –
two and six the meter;
Doesn’t
make the poem sweeter.

In fact,
it’s eight, not six and two;
A lie,
although the math is true.

numbers,
use them when they’re handy
dole them
out like so much candy

People will eat it up.

There’s a sucker born every minute

P.T. Barnum (except there’s no evidence he said this, which makes my point)

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