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I was a crazed young man and then   found this book written by a
crazed older man and I felt better because he was
able to write it down
and then I found a later book by this same crazed older
man
only to me
he seemed no longer crazed he just appeared to be
dull–
we all hold well for awhile, then inherent with flaws and
skips and misses
most of us
so often deteriorate overnight
into a state so near defecation
that the end result is almost unbearable to the
senses.

luckily, I found a few other crazed men who almost remained that
way until they
died.

that’s more sporting, you know, and lends a bit more to our
lives
as we attend to our
inumbrate
tasks.

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