A bit of double-take whimsy from Bill Knott for today, taken from Billy Collins' Poetry 180 (New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003), 103. Enjoy.
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Advice From the Experts
By Bill Knott
I lay down in the empty street and parked
My feet against the gutter's curb while from
The building above a bunch of gawkers perched
Along its ledges urged me don't, don't jump.