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Poem introduction

I'm very reader-conscious and, I hope, reader friendly and sometimes when I have very little to say which is really the best time to write for me...When I was a young poet I had lots of stuff to say and then I found out that these things had been said much better, and then I realised I had nothing to say and my poetry improved remarkably. So in some of these conditions I like to write a poem that is about the reader, about you, presumably, and just about our relationship, more or less. So I think the poem is a sort of lasso to catch the reader's attention. So I'll start with this poem; it's just called 'You, Reader'.

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