by e.e. cummings

 (ponder,  darling, these busted statues

of yon motheaten forum be aware

notice what hath remained

–the stone cringes

clinging to the stone, how obsolete

lips utter their extant smile. . . .

remark

 

a few deleted of texture

or meaning monuments and dolls

 

resist Them Greediest Paws of careful

time all of which is extremely

unimportant) whereas Life

 

matters if or

 

when the your- and my-

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self unite in a peculiarly

momentary

 

partnership (to instigate

constructive

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business. . . . even so,let us make haste

—consider well this ruined aqueduct

 

lady,

which used to lead something into somewhere)

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