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My Chosen Vocation

When you emailed me

with news of my failure

in my chosen vocation

it left me confused

but also rather sexy-looking.

I slumped on the couch

in a daze, and my hair

was messy in an intentional way,

because I had volumized it

with Matrix Essentials

Foam Volumizer.

My beard was also volumized

with a vitamin enriched formula

that nourishes dormant roots

with essential nutrients

so that I looked like Walt Whitman

after he had walk’d along

the beach under the paling

stars of morning.

from Glitter BombFind it in the library

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Published in Aaron Belz Poems

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