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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).  Chicago Poems.  1916.
 
123. Gone
 
 
EVERYBODY loved Chick Lorimer in our town.
            Far off
        Everybody loved her.
So we all love a wild girl keeping a hold
        On a dream she wants.        5
Nobody knows now where Chick Lorimer went.
Nobody knows why she packed her trunk .. a few old things
And is gone,
            Gone with her little chin
            Thrust ahead of her        10
            And her soft hair blowing careless
            From under a wide hat,
Dancer, singer, a laughing passionate lover.
 
Were there ten men or a hundred hunting Chick?
Were there five men or fifty with aching hearts?        15
        Everybody loved Chick Lorimer.
            Nobody knows where she’s gone.
 

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