Gamaliel Bradford

(9 October 1863 - 11 April 1932 / Boston, Massachusetts)

Fleas Poem by Gamaliel Bradford


My thoughts are like fleas,
Eternally skipping.
I try as I please
To prevent their slipping,
To probe them for more meant
Than my wit can utter;
But out of the torment
They quiver and flutter,
Dance, sparkle, and vanish
With insolent ease.
To hold or to banish
My thoughts are like fleas.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 04, 2012

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