Muriel Rukeyser

(December 15, 1913 – February 12, 1980 / New York City)

From A Play: Publisher's Song - Poem by Muriel Rukeyser

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I lie in the bath and I contemplate the toilet-paper:
Scottissue, 1000 sheets –
What a lot of pissin and shittin,
What a lot of pissin and shittin,
Enough for the poems of Shelley and Keats –
All the poems of Shelley and Keats.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2011



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