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Ransacked

Theseus's Paradox
Portland, 11 July 2017

You made off
with all the loot
stalking my poems
swapping words unnoticed

Replacing verbs:
ransack for plunder
strip for swipe
poach for pilfer

Replacing nouns:
dust for powder
soot for cinders
fragments for flakes

You made off
with booty and bounty
preying on primitives
deceitful synonyms