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In defense of individualism


They speak like politicians

those who say ‘nothing succeeds like success’

but ask the statisticians

they will tell you of the mess

to be born in a city

renowned for its literature

to be clever and witty

your place seems so sure

but they ‘shift the goalposts’

look after their own

and one of their toasts

he let himself down

to succeed in this city of ours

sell money don’t grow flowers.

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