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For a hundred and fifty years, in the pasture of dead horses,
roots of pine trees pushed through the pale curves of your ribs
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The age demanded that we dance
And jammed us into iron pants.
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I was supposed to retire when I was seventy-two years old, but I was seventy-seven when I retired. On my seventy-sixth birthday a ...
A-list'nin' to the witch-tales 'at Annie tells about,
An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you
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Little Orphant Annie's come to our house to stay,
An' wash the cups an' saucers up, an' brush the crumbs away,
the ache here in the throat,
To know that I so ill deserve the place
Her arms make for me;
a feller is a-feelin' at his best,
With the risin' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest,
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When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock,
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey-coc
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