So Many Words

You keep saying that
not in so many words
but the general idea
irritates my sensibilities
by which I mean
I have heard this before
not in such a manner
but you can’t tell me
that no one hasn’t said
such a thing as this
in quite the same way
for instance at any moment
someone must be saying
exactly the same words as this 
at precisely this very moment.

By Joshua Keiter

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