intent is four fifths of a poem

i had every intention
of writing a poem
for you
to expound upon
your exquisite beauty

then i ended up reading
and realized
all the good stuff
had most likely
already been written

how could this
compete with all of that
when i cannot hope
to write half as well
as the other poets

so i cursed the poets
for using up
all the good words
and leaving me
with only these

read one of theirs
and imagine it
half as well done
lacking in structure
and proper prose

then you’ve got
one from me
without the hassle
of having to read
my sloppy odes

intent is roughly
four fifths
of a poem anyway
so blah blah blah
you’re beautiful

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