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

LADIES, I crave your indulgence for
My friend Wu Kee; young, agile, clear-eyed
And clean-limbed, his muscles ripple
Under the thin blue shirt; and his naked feet, in
Their straw sandals, lift at the heel, shift and        5
Find new postures continually.
Your husband’s shirts to wash, please, for Wu Kee.

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