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Monosyllabic

LET me be monosyllabic to-day, O Lord.
Yesterday I loosed a snarl of words on a fool,
on a child.
To-day, let me be monosyllabic… a crony of old men
who wash sunlight in their fingers and
enjoy slow-pacing clocks.


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Poem Monosyllabic - Carl Sandburg