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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

John Zedolik

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Music Rebuff

The folk-singer of local
semi-renown, whose music

cloys like store-bought strawberry pie,
filling swimming in corn syrup,

strides up next to me in the movie queue.

I say in silence,

He follows me even without his guitar.

but add

At least I hear no sound except his boots
scuffling on the carpet's gray-worn tread

The no-notes are music to my ears.