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Quotation by Gwendolyn Brooks
We are things of dry hours and the involuntary plan,
Grayed in, and gray. "Dream" makes a giddy sound, not strong
Like "rent," "feeding a wife," "satisfying a man."
Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917), African American poet and fiction writer. "Kitchenette building," lines 1-3 (1945).
A Chicago native, Brooks wrote about African American inner- city neighborhoods.
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