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G is for onset,
kickoff, square one,
raging beginning
of in the beginning
out of the starting gate,
raw originality
in original sense,
and if consonantal
sine qua non
for vanity plates.

O is for nucleus,
sonorous meat
in a syllable sandwich,
bellybutton earful,
always a vowel,
animal imperative
enough in itself
to tell the whole story
of many a love,
oh ooh ah ow,
though not essential
for vanity plates.

D is for coda,
finishing touch,
all she wrote,
it’s been real,
that’s a wrap
and if consonantal
required reading
on vanity plates,
three parts, one syllable,
QED
the trinity.


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