He who decides what crawls sideways best
Can deliver judgment on the rest
Will not betray the contest or the quest.
No one destructs the meaningless
Or deconstructs the effortless
Display of new ideas,
Like one who can plant
He finds through
closer reading of the texts.
There is no arbiter of poetry good or bad
As he who can de-shell the crab.
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