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E.E. Cummings

annie died the other day

never was there such a lay—
whom,among her dollies,dad
first(“don’t tell your mother”)had;
making annie slightly mad
but very wonderful in bed
—saints and satyrs,go your way

youths and maidens:let us pray”

– E.E. Cummings, “22” from 73 Poems (punctuation and spacing as in original)

Published inE.E. CummingsLit & Crit

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