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no curves, no turns, dead straight and plain flat

not a winding road, not a curly hair, not a crease

or any trace of activity

just plain and simple and flat-out

that’s it, that’s all

no design, no majestic or grand entrance

as quite as can be

simply flat and that’s that

unnoticeable, unlikely, forgettable

simple, stale, boring —– flat

nothing more, most likely less

but that is that

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Plain and Simple

if you write straight from the heart

anything can be turned into art

you need not use such big words like

brusque and abjure

or capricious, legerdemain or bonjour

maybe try something like mendacious, licentious

the there’s penurious, officious; maybe even propitious

I scratch my head for I know not the meaning of these words

I’m better off sitting and watching all the wonderful birds

in writing, it’s nice to be colorful

but most of the time, I’d like to keep it plain and simple