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Jim Benz Occupation: under consideration
City: Minneapolis
State: MN
Member Since: August 2005
Last Login: 10/05/2017

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Teaching the Ape to Write Poems
by James Tate

They didn't have much trouble
teaching the ape to write poems:
first they strapped him into the chair,
then tied the pencil around his hand
(the paper had already been nailed down).
Then Dr. Bluespire leaned over his shoulder
and whispered into his ear:
"You look like a god sitting there.
Why don't you try writing something?"

Jim is a member of the following groups: Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought, The Bell Jar, The New Beat Movement, and The Tadpole Society.

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