it doesn't stretch
(translated without much effort from the German original contained in ernst jandl, der gelbe hund, 1982)
For those of you who have never heard of Ernst Jandl: he was an Austrian poet who lived from 1925-2000 and was quite well-known for his humorous, partially experimental poems and linguistic artistry. He also created some funny neologisms.
Some of his poems, as the shining example above, are barely enough to elicit a half-chuckle and can be safely said to be padding material.
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