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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
By Alfred Kreymborg
HE goes along,
  in his thin flesh,
  narrow bones,
  slow blood,
  old hat,        5
  old clothes,
  old shoes,
singing for love, battling for love.
He will go down,
  in thinner flesh,        10
  narrower bones,
  slower blood,
  older hat,
  older clothes,
  older shoes,        15
battling for love, dying for love.
He will be put away,
  in a thin box,
  down a narrow slit
  of the old earth,        20
growing for love, rising for love:
his initials carved
  on a thin seed,
  narrow seed,
  slow seed,        25
the carving as slow
  as he was slow,
carving his K on a song.

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