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poverty and the poor
The stench; the urine, cabbage, and dead beans,
Dead porridges of assorted dusty grains,
The old smoke, heavy diapers, and, they're told,
Something called chitterlings.
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), U.S. poet. The Lovers of the Poor (l. 32–35). . .
Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks. (1963) Harper & Row.
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