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The printer is toying with him again;
so he gently pries open the encasement 
of this electronic puzzle - delicately blows
on its workings as though a gust of air 
might awaken this techno-sleeping beauty.

He disengages the cartridge, ready 
to give a transfusion. The receptacle 
is then put on its back in a recovery position; 
soon it will be ready to resume its function. 
He then tries to reproduce the words 
of an Eliot, a Collins, even a Jewel - 
the results are true; yet it will not jettison 
his own words onto the page - so he sits there 
and stares at the blinking LED and imagines 
that it would make a fine editor of poetry. 

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