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A Poet Who Knows It
So when Mayor Bloomberg isn't busy singing the praises of Jay-Z in the pages of Time, he's putting pen to paper and exploring his lyrical side. Gothamist revealed the poem that Bloomberg created in honor of "Poem In Your Pocket Day," which is apparently a thing and not part of a mildy dirty joke.
The best part is clearly this because of the Ezra Pound burn:
My stuff’s not like Dickinson - or Gertrude Stein
I’m not a new Longfellow, though he’s just fine
I don’t write like Whitman, I don’t rhyme like Pope
I don’t sound like Ezra Pound (or so I hope)
But the whole thing is pretty incredible. Now that he's almost out of a job, let's hope that Bloomberg reinvents himself as a poet. We will always need things to laugh at, and this seems like a good one. Hopefully, though, he will never appear on my new Tumblr obsession, Poets Without Clothes (NSFW), because I just couldn't handle that.