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Oh What A Man

By Maxwell Baumbach

he has an anchor
that he ties to his ankle

it is not so much
to keep him grounded
it is more
that he hooked it there
and he likes to drag it behind him
because that way
everyone can see it
and be amazed
that
he managed to get
where he is
even though
he has to pull
that anchor
everywhere he goes

he has a scar
that he drew on his right arm

it is not so much
that he got cut
it is more
that he placed it there
and he likes to show off his scar
because that way
everyone can see it
and be amazed
that
he managed to get
where he is
even though
he has to look at the scar
on his right arm
everywhere he goes

he has a noose
that he tied around his neck

it is not so much
that he tried to kill himself
it is more
that he wrapped it there
and he likes to pull it around
because that way
everyone can see it
and be amazed
that
he managed to get
where he is
even though
he has a vice
around his neck
everywhere he goes

one day
a car ran him over
because
he chose to bring
his stage-show
of baggage with him

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