The Dreaded Blurb

I can write a poem
And include a rhyme
Or produce a novel
If given the time

But ask me to
Compose a blurb
Discuss my book
In a few short words

Keep it simple
And make it pithy
So potential readers
See how it’s spiffy

Oh, how I wish
The task were so easy
But this dreaded job
Makes me quite queasy

I feel like saying
Just read the book
Then I won’t have to
Write you a hook

But instead I brainstorm
Over syntax I fret
And after 200 tries
A blurb I’ll beget

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