The Love Song of J. Alfred Proofreader

Was it worthwhile,
Throwing off my shawl,
Turning toward the writers to say:
“That is not it at all,
That is not what you meant, at all”?
They thought me
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse.
They just wanted to dish about
Johnny Depp on the loose.

I grow old…I grow old…
But my friends are all at magazines that could fold.

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