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Choices

Choices

They offer you many things,
I a few.
Moonlight on the play of fountains at night
With water sparkling a drowsy monotone,
Bare-shouldered, smiling women and talk
And a cross-play of loves and adulteries
And a fear of death and a remembering of regrets:
All this they offer you.
I come with:
Salt and bread
A terrible job of work
And tireless war;
Come and have now:
Hunger.
Danger
And hate.



Poem Choices - Carl Sandburg