"literal" by Ani DiFranco

Note: This is a poem in the booklet of Educated Guess, but it is not read on the CD.
when they said he could walk on water
what it sounds like to me
is he could float like a butterfly
and sting like a bee
literal people are scary, man
literal people scare me
out there trying to rid the world
of its poetry
while getting it wrong fundamentally
down at the church of "look,
it sez right here, see!"

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