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The Emperor of Birthday Cake

Call the plump, periphrastic one,
The insurance executive,
The poet as the letter P,
Roller of big cigars as the letter C.
Let be the pretensions of fake,
The only emperor is the emperor of birthday cake.
Bid him whip curdled words
For philosophy soufflé,
Purvey 10˘ ideas in $12 packages --
Author of "Thirteen Ways
Of Saying Give Me a Break."
The only emperor is the emperor of birthday cake.

 

  Chris O'Carroll

 

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