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Parting is such sweet sorrow,

Scott Rosenberg
Executive Editor

In a previous life, I earned my keep
Reviewing plays. Long and rich were the hours
I spent list’ning to or writing about
The works of Shakespeare. I wasn’t that keen
To parody him in doggerel verse,
At first. But this curse is a cruel mistress.
Also, Grist must pay its bills. So why fret?
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Why all the iambic pentameter?
Grist is working under a strange parameter.