I Stole These Words From a Dictionary

I stole these words from a dictionary
How dare I consult the English language!
It seems my words are just an influence of
The writings I perceive to be for the greater good
But I can’t take credit for anything as my own

I stole these words from a dictionary
I underlined all the ones I thought I could use
I wrote them in the order I find most profound
But my grammar and punctuation let the academics down
But it’s just because I’m being ironic

I stole these words from a dictionary
It was the greatest intellectual property heist of all time
I copied carefully and cut the book near in half
I made a remix, but it got taken down
By the copyright lawyers, for damaging a product

I stole these words from a dictionary
I recited word for word in the classic style
I wrote to the owner of each corresponding word
One told me to keep **** out
Because he’s patented it as a verb
There’s more profit in self-interest than creativity

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I Stole These Words From a Dictionary

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Benches are stoic ever-presents
Tree surgeons come and go
Children’s hoppy drinks, grown
Men watch their dogs piss
Blow a smoke ring skyward
Listen to the distant doppler shift
The whoosh of speeding traffic
These lost evenings, spent drunk
On each other’s company
Giddy laughter, friendship as
Feeble as the daisies heads
Picked off one by one
Keen stencilers carve our names
With keys, a preservation of
The lack of responsibility
To anyone but ourselves

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