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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Idiot Savant

by Chris Butler

I’m with stupid
and all alone,

adding the two of us
together to equal
an odd number
(1 + 1 = 3),

because I can’t afford
to pay attention.

an idiot savant, a belligerent genius, a moronic whiz kid, a lobotomized brainiac, an illiterate poet, a plagiaristic beatnik, an autistic artist, a tone deaf composer, a colorblind painter, a dyslexic architect, a magical mathematician, a classless student, a preaching teacher, a dysfunctional perfectionist, a lackadaisical layman, a hypocritical critic, a carpel tunnel cripple, a handicapped olympian, a self-prescribed scribe, a profitable prophet and out of my mind insane.                                           

But I just wrote
an immortal poem.

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