Footnote: To The Poet, RainSlickering, 2

Why ever do you pry that difficult archaic lid
off that foul smelling can of sliming unpoetic worms?---

that is forcing verbs to past tense by adding to them "did,"

or otherwise you cannot bring the poem to proper terms.

Your long years' formal training must have left out poetry:

you write like certain hacks of, oh, say, eighteen ninety-three.





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