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October 21, 2004

Plato Told

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Matt @ 1:21 am
[Plato told]
—e.e. Cummings

plato told

him:he couldn't
believe it(jesus

told him;he
wouldn't believe

certainly told
him,and general

and even
(believe it

told him:i told
him;we told him
(he didn't believe it,no

sir)it took
a nipponized bit of
the old sixth

el;in the top of his head:to tell


In cummings commentary on the short-sightedness of selling scrap metal to Japan just prior to WWII, we learn that sometimes we can’t see how we’re killing ourselves until it’s too late.  Hopefully that won’t be the case on November 2nd.



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