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Mothers got breasts (#36)

1Mothers got breasts
2ya know why?
3'cause a human baby
4tries to push it's way out the chest first
5and it keeps rammin' its head
6from the inside
7(till dents form)
8finally it tires
9and swims down to the vajina
10by then
11the horns are all thunked off
12I wish I was a rhino
13they go out the right hole
14first time
 What thou lovest well remains,
                  the rest is dross
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage
Whose world, or mine or theirs
                or is it of none?
First came the seen, then thus the palpable
    Elysium, though it were in the halls of hell,
What thou lovest well is thy true heritage
What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee
Ezra Pound Pisan Cantos, LXXXI
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