Into the World

If I write a throwaway line
Do I have to throw it away?
Or can I use it in a text
And hope no one notices?
Or do I write it stricken-through
And show how I could think of lines
But still have my judgment about
To let you know it wasn’t the one?

If I write a throwaway poem
Do I have to throw it away?
Or can I slip it gently in
Between a good and a very good one
And pretend I was simply setting the stage?

If I write a throwaway …
Oh alright. I’ll throw it away.
There. I threw it into the … oh my!

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