Wal-Mart Epigram #2

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Phil and I went to one of the marts

and bought a rug like we’re supposed to

only thing is it’s purple,

we’re not married, the rug is the wrong size

and my name is Bernadette

Bernadette Mayer (born May 12, 1945) is an American poet, writer, and visual artist.

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