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Jean Toomer

(26 December 1894 – 30 March 1967 / Washington D.C.)

Quotations

Her Lips Are Copper Wire

whisper of yellow globes
gleaming on lamp-posts that sway
like bootleg licker drinkers in the fog

and let your breath be moist against me
like bright beads on yellow globes

telephone the power-house
that the main wires are insulate

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