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. . . .



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-

<a title=”iron couple” idle vertical worthless

self unite in a peculiarly



partnership (to instigate



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

—consider well this ruined aqueduct



which used to lead something into somewhere)