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Poem introduction

I set myself the task of writing a bunch of small poems in each of which the phrase 'the yellow bicycle' occurred. At a certain point it started to feel like 'schtick' to me you know, and I thought it would be interesting to put something up against the lyricism that in some way said 'no', and so this prose piece and the old woman saying 'no' to the lovers came into it.

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