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    A Feminine Riposte to X.J. Kennedy


by Leslie Monsour













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         Is the thrust rest thrust of loins and peter
         And rhyme,
         To come at the same time.
—from "Two Views of Rhyme and Meter"

  Is the stress unstress of want and pleasure;
  And rhyme,
  To do it one more time.


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