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Quotation by Robert Lowell
see the shaky future grow familiar
in the pinched, indigenous faces
of these thoroughbred mental cases,
twice my age and half my weight.
We are all old-timers,
each of us holds a locked razor.
Robert Lowell (1917–1977), U.S. poet. Waking in the Blue (l. 45–50). . .
Harvard Book of Contemporary American Poetry, The. Helen Vendler, ed. (1985) The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
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