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Poem: The Laughing Men


Five businessmen rolled
Into the coffee shop like
Loud and mirthful gods—

They laughed as they entered

They laughed as they ordered

They clattered to a table &
Laughed harder still

They huddled and laughed
As they argued about the bill—

They laughed and bellowed
As they gathered to leave

They laughed until others
Appeared sick and fatigued

Acting like jesters as they
Stumbled from the shop

Laughing and laughing
As if afraid to stop

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