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The Self-Confessed Thesaurus

by Oonah V. Joslin

Peculiarly intrigued, inquisitive,
inquiring, interested in everything.
I peer, pry, snoop, question, search, meddle, nose.
People marvel at the questions I pose.

Most rare am I, an oddity, a freak,
a marvel, a phenomenon, a sight.
I am spectacular; a novelty;
elite curio from a bygone age,

singularly queer, exotic and quaint,
extraordinarily bizarre, wondrous
unique, unorthodox, unexpected.
In short you may find me a little strange,

a bit unusual, a bibelot
I am; and neither use nor ornament.
What are you for? my mother used to say.
I’ve yet to find out but I’m curious!

Copyright © 2015 by Oonah V. Joslin

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