No Certain Poet

“Above all, the listener should be able to understand the poem…, not be forced to unravel a complicated, self-indulgent puzzle. Offer your art up to the whole world, not just an elite few.”
— Lucinda Williams

The poet showed a certain pertinacity
in order to reach a certain sagacity.
Unfortunately, the poet lacked a certain capacity
and that was a certain perspicuity,
so whether or not the poet had a certain sagacity
was lost in perpetuity.
However, the poet’s lack of a certain perspicuity
indeed was taken for a certain sagacity,
so while the poet perpetrated a certain mendacity
the poetry was hailed for its certain cryptic sagacity
when it really was just gibberish of a certain infinite capacity.

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