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“Mr. Helpful”

My impression of Shel Silverstein painting a boat…

He said, “son that’s no paintbrush,
it looks to be an ain’t-brush,
and with one of them you cain’t brush
without leaving a streaky mess.

“I’m showing some restraint-brush,
but son, I ain’t no saint-brush,
so I got this complaint-brush,
but you don’t care, I guess.”

Complain, complain into the night.
But finally I fixed it right.

--Rob Rohde-Szudy, May 2005