Lori carried a dust buster
as if it was a six-shooter in a holster.
Whenever she was around rude people
she quick-drew the dust buster
and sucked their ill tempered words
out of the air.
This earned Lori baleful gazes
from those rude people
who wanted their words to land
a knockout punch.
Lori had no trouble with this consequence
but wished to learn
how to empty her dust buster
so it was not a lumbering B-52
dropping its payload
in her trash bin with the city logo.
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