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poem

Toot sonnet

Can I fit a sonnet on a toot?
– And is it worth it? Is this platform right
for pent-up iambs? Will it fit a foot
or so of badly-written, poorly-rhymèd tripe?
The question may not be Can I, but "Will
I dare" – to cram these lines in a text box
a third a browser wide. They’re sure to spill
into each other, sure as sheep make flocks.
But if we’re being honest, is not all
the goal of art, of poetry, and of
all creative projects, great and small,
to take expansive, lofty thoughts, and shove
them in a few scatter-brained lines?
– The only way we have to share our minds.