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Monsieur Paul

Dear Paul, in editing this manuscript please refrain from using words such as bad, terrible, and utterly wretched, and from making large x's on the faces of my poems. Rather, say ``this poem is not an acceptable flotation device,'' or ``this one is filled with large moving objects,'' ``a likely spot for pests,'' ``this beats a fish fry,'' ``has a Usonian feel,'' or ``center aisle, second row back.'' Thank you, Monsieur Paul. You may begin.

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