Even More Almost Haiku by an Almost Old Man [cycle number 3]

Song Cycle by Richard Farber (b. 1945)

Word count: 163

1. My tobacco company [sung text checked 1 time]

I have found a tobacco company that I like.  
They have been in business over two hundred years
Since the seventeen eighties
Enough time 
To get it right.

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2. My wife asks me to stop smoking [sung text checked 1 time]

My wife asks me to stop smoking.
She says that it is bad for my health.
I only smoke three or four or five pipes a weeks
I tell her that statistically it won’t kill me
Sta - tis - tickle-ly

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3. My pipe [sung text checked 1 time]

My pipe takes longer than half an hour to smoke
I don’t have the energy to teach much any more
I need to sleep a lot longer.
I write almost poems and compose only the music that I want to hear.
Is retirement is a joy?

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4. Write about the personal [sung text checked 1 time]

“Write about the personal 
	That will interest the Universe
Write about the universal 
	That won’t interest a soul”
“Please feel free to criticize” I tell my wife
“You have all the time in the world”
	Maybe a decade
	Maybe a year
	Maybe a month
	Maybe until tomorrow morning.

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