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The Names For One

By Sue Cowing

If spaghetto is a single strand of spaghetti

and one Swiss mountain is called an alp,

is Yeto the name for a single Yeti?
Is one rapid beat of the heart a palp?


Does one foot slosh in a galosh through the mud?

Is a single dish-soap bubble a sud?

Is Philippine Island even a place?

Does one measle mean you have a light case?


If not, perhaps I can make amend

by bringing this one poem to an end

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