Gwendolyn Brooks

(7 June 1917 – 3 December 2000 / Topeka, Kansas)

Sadie and Maud

Maud went to college.
Sadie stayed home.
Sadie scraped life
With a fine toothed comb.

She didn't leave a tangle in
Her comb found every strand.
Sadie was one of the livingest chicks
In all the land.

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