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December 05, 2013


After reading the poem "ok cupid," I find it to be a mess that may have some cute one-liners, but builds to nothing in terms of its emotional impact. This is exactly what a McPoem looks like, something that may be clever or cute, but lacks the heart to be truly moving or unsettling. It's a novelty.

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