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- Made in China

many a man has tried

many a man has tried to pour themselves in me.

they call it inspiration

they call it inspiration but their spirits,

they call it inspiration but their spirits, although well-meaning,

they call it inspiration but their spirits, although well-meaning, never found a way

they call it inspiration but their spirits, although well-meaning, never found a way to penetrate.

Instead, they bumped

Instead, they bumped and caused me to drop

but I don't break

I don't even feel the fall.

I was made to seem solid but in essence

I was made to seem solid but in essence I'm a cavity.

A malleable

A malleable wide range compound

A malleable wide range compound of organic and synthetic.

On me,

On me, I never dared

to use a chisel

much less

a permanent marker

I settled for liquid chalk

I settled for liquid chalk the kind you easily wipe off.

And for paint

And for paint I used the brightest colors

And for paint I used the brightest colors not the pleasing ones

And for paint I used the brightest colors not the pleasing ones but those who would have

And for paint I used the brightest colors not the pleasing ones but those who would have the loudest effect.

I'm a vase

that's been turned

up

upside

upside down

upside down.

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