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She smoothes her hair with automatic hand,
And puts a record on the gramophone.
A man's destination is his own village,
His own cooking fire, and his wife's cooking;
unless I can shake myself free of my dog, my flag,
of my desk, my mind, I find life a bit of a drag.
I leave you, home,
when I'm ripped from the doorstep
They all see you when you least suspect.
Out flat in your p.j.'s glowering at T.V.
one gets out of bed
and the planets don't always hiss
or muck up the day, each day.
The pitiless rugs had nothing to say,
the grandfather clock went on with its knitting,
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