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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
En Route
By Wallace Gould
SEE the dead doe on the baggage truck.
See the blood that drips from the mouth.
See the protruding tongue
foul with clotted blood.
The tongue has tasted the tongue of a lover.        5
Beside her lover
she strolled from the woods.
She came to drink.
From the yellow woods
to the yellow light,        10
while the sun was low,
she came to drink
at the brook in the meadow.
She heard no sound
save that of the brook        15
or that of the tread of her lover.
Beside her lover she wandered across the plain.
Beneath a morning sky
of white
and blue        20
and gold,
she wandered across the windy, sunny expanse of tawn.
She heard no sound
save that of the wind
or that of the tread of her lover.        25
She came from the wide, wild north.
Somebody wanted to kill.

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