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October 14, 2002
More (Mc)Gough…

Tonight will be an ordinary poetry reading
A run-of-the-mill kind of affair
Nothing that will offend or challenge
No language as far as I’m aware.

Personally, I prefer actors
Reading the Great Works of the Past
The trouble with poets is they mumble
Get nervous, and then speaktoofast.

And alcohol is a danger
So that’s been kept well out of sight
As long as they’re sober this evening
They can drink themselves legless all night.

By the way, they’ve come armed with slim volumes
Which of course, they’re desperate to sell
Otherwise, there’s coffee in the foyer
With…