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If everybody has
a USP, what’s mine?
Is non-possession of a talent
a crime?

If I’m part of the crowd predestined to be
born with no great gift
is there a particular reason for
Fate’s thrift? –

since otherwise no one would rise
above a bland baseline
and no lacklustre horde would backdrop the stars
who shine . . .

Still there ought to be a prize
for the necessary many
whose qualities are minimal
if any

but who plod on as losers so
the few can upwards pop
relying on the rest of us
to flop –

so will they one day condescend
to look us in the face
and thank us for their happy state
of grace?