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Adventures of Lehman

"Instant Shave": The invention that we need (high concept) [by David Lehman]

Shave"We're calling it Instant Shave, a transformative product
on the model of Instant Coffee, and it's your job
to create the damn thing. I don't care how you do it
but do it." The head of marketing looked with faint distaste
at us in our white laboratory jackets
"Even better if the gel or foam 
is edible and tastes like whipped cream. 
But the most important thing we gotta do is reduce
the time of the shaving experience
to an even one minute. (We could call it Minute Shave
on the model of Minute Maid, which used to be a name
to conjure with back when the fashion
in orange juice was frozen cans of concentrate
and mixing the contents with tap water. Scratch
that thought. Instant Shave is a better name.)
It is my sincere belief that Instant Shave
could take shaving to a whole new level."

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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