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Things that rhyme with “wormhole”

“Wormhole” caught my eye in the rhyming dictionary today
and I stopped reading, set it down
and tried to figure out exactly what kind of person
would try to rhyme anything with “wormhole”?
Under what possible circumstance would that be useful?
What pseudo-intellectual pretentious fuck
would consider that necessary?
And would that same person then make the leap
to rhyming “spacetime” with “sublime paradigm”
or better yet end a line with “paradigm” then
and deeply meaningful
before continuing with
and moving on to explore more fully
the glorious metaphorical possibilities
of hypothetical shortcuts across the universe?

And I had almost fully fleshed out my emotional sketch artist’s rendition
of this fictional someone
bemusement, disdain and all
when I remembered that I’m the one sitting here
with nothing to write about
reading the rhyming dictionary

There will always be things wrong
that and cats
are why we have the Internet
and most days I want
(at least to try)
to be a bright spot
a little something
(if I can)
on days of so much
everything proving nothing is right
to be
(just a little)
something that isn’t wrong

And most days I can (try)

Today there is too much
and smiling just feels like hypocrisy
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