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June 24, 2022

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I only saw this line, not the title or author: "You could not call him the Ant to his face." I immediately knew who wrote it because Mitch Sisskind can reveal an entire psyche in a few strokes.

These two look like Mafioso suspects in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa
The Ant is no one to be clowned with
And Joey could crush anyone like an ant
Or so it seems

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