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Plaster

Plaster

“I KNEW a real man once,” says Agatha in the splendor of a shagbark hickory tree.

Did a man touch his lips to Agatha? Did a man hold her in his arms? Did a man only look at her and pass by?

Agatha, far past forty in a splendor of remembrance, says, “I knew a real man once.”



Poem Plaster - Carl Sandburg