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The Defective Record

William Carlos Williams

Cut the bank for the fill.
Dump sand
pumped out of the river
into the old swale

killing whatever was
there before—including
even the muskrats. Who did it?
There's the guy.

Him in the blue shirt and
turquoise skullcap.
Level it down
for him to build a house

on to build a
house on to build a house on
to build a house
on to build a house on to . . .


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Added: 5 May 2003 | Last Read: 21 Oct 2018 8:12 PM | Viewed: 5583 times

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