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Random Poem:

Professor Gilly's Short List (and Three Way Tie)
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Prolouge: Professor Gilly is laying down to sleep
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          in cream, cream, cream webs.
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          Enwrapped in rapture and tangled in tangible pleasures
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           (cups of fresh coffee, chineese flowers)
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          he will dream the big one.
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               I. Love
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               I. Intrigue
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               I. Pussy
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I. [wild dark-hearts crackle and graggle]
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           void tempo!
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             void reason!
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   [give bitches their streets and clocks; leave geese the sky ]
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             void diction!
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               void freedom!
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   [in decedant error thou shalt triumph]
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             void direction!
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               embrace peaches!
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I.   on speaking in the dark:
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         it would be reasonable to suggest that since I have not slept I am tired.
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                                                     (we)            (we are tired)
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                       still,
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              each word > word + word (words)
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         it would be reasonable to suggest that broken bottle glass spells bottles.
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                    (necessary)                                           /\
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                                                                       (broken)
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I.    [thou shalt consume what thou can not apply]
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              dear soft person,
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              falling through is like swimming in russian milk.
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                   I am in control. Please unwrap.
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                                 (for the love of god)
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                                               ((money))
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Epilouge:  Professor Gilly is waking up
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           on a couch.
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