A Whole Other Poem That Deals With the Implications of the Metaphor

I am a piece of sticky tape
that is not very sticky

I am a moulting eagle
that is not really moulting

I am a bicycle pump
that lacks a bicycle

I am also the bicycle
that is not there

What is the measure
of my incompetence?

It is taller than a mountain
that is really just a skiing hill in Ontario

Since Ontario thinks it has mountains
but is wrong about that

I am a box
that has another box inside it

But the second box is unnecessary
and doesn’t contain chocolates


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