Treasure Island

Kenneth Fearing

(1902 - 1961 / Illinois / United States)

Poems of Kenneth Fearing

1. Aphrodite Metropolis 1/3/2003
2. Evening Song 1/3/2003
3. Love 20¢ The First Quarter Mile 1/3/2003

Aphrodite Metropolis

Harry loves Myrtle--He has strong arms, from the warehouse,
And on Sunday when they take the bus to emerald meadows he doesn't say:
"What will your chastity amount to when your flesh withers in a little while?"
No,
On Sunday, when they picnic in emerald meadows they look at the Sunday paper:
GIRL SLAYS BANKER-BETRAYER
They spread it around on the grass
BATH-TUB STIRS JERSEY ROW
And then they sit down on it, nice.

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