Plato Told

[Plato told]
—e.e. Cummings

plato told

him:he couldn't
believe it(jesus

told him;he
wouldn't believe
it)lao

tsze
certainly told
him,and general
(yes

mam)
sherman;
and even
(believe it
or

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

sir)it took
a nipponized bit of
the old sixth

avenue
el;in the top of his head:to tell

him
1944

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.

-MW

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