Resist the “Instapoets”: a quick poem for the young

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There are some things, like poetry,
that cannot come easy
if the thing is likely to last.

Some advice: don’t enter
a building or a poem (or any long-term relationship)
that is not carefully

constructed for what
you risk is
deconstruction

of all you thought
you stood upon– the present
fails to slam the past

and you fall until
you hit something more resistant.
Call it “lit.”

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