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Let Old Acquaintance Not be Forgot

By Tom Merrill

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I remember Vergaza and Diddlyweed,

who drove me to Tina and then Flambé;

there were numerous others along the way:

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Mere Ois and Reptile, Genghis and Pogo,

Martha and Mother Superior,

Majestique, Weenciepoo, Skew the hobo.

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Pinocchio’s gone, like RH and Daisy;

Leena is driving old Boblett crazy;

Twinkle and Juliet got the heave-ho.

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Troisieme’s zoo lacked the esoteric:

just whoozit, what’s-his-face, so-and-so.

Mine tends to be more nongeneric.

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Poems by Tom Merrill have recently appeared in two novels as epigraphs.He is Poet in Residuum at The Hypertexts and Advisory Editor at Better Than Starbucks.

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