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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
To an Enemy
By Maxwell Bodenheim
I DESPISE my friends more than you.
I would have known myself, but they stood before the mirrors
And painted on them images of the virtues I craved.
You came with sharpest chisel, scraping away the false paint.
Then I knew and detested myself, but not you:        5
For glimpses of you in the glasses you uncovered
Showed me the virtues whose images you destroyed.

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