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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
Time the Hangman
By William Carlos Williams
From “Broken Windows”

POOR old Abner, poor old white-haired nigger!
I remember when you were so strong
You hung yourself by a rope round the neck
In Doc Hollister’s barn to prove you could beat
The faker in the circus—and it didn’t choke you.        5
Now your face is in your hands, and your elbows
Are on your knees, and you are silent and broken.

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