“You’re very prolific,” she said to me
“More amateur-lific, instead…”

“What Category would you say you’re in?”
(Doggerel’s what I said)

“Much of your poetry’s hard to explain,”
“I see that’s understood”

“You really are quite self-effacing,” she said
“No, I’m just not that good.”

“Do you ever want to be published,” she asked
“I am published. Every day.”

“No I mean where you get paid and all.”
“I’m sorry.
I don’t think
That way.”

“Then why write at all, if you don’t want fame?”
“Look, I am not into fashion:

I write because I like to write and not
To become
Some kind of

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