Poetry of Kansas

The Penalty

        All day within my busy mind,
        I'm cutting patterns out,
And whether they are grave or gay,
Keep flinging them about;
        And what seems queer to me, my dear
That, be they fat or thin,
        Or short or tall, I don them all,
And have to walk there-in.

__Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos

Dear Things And Queer Things
Louisa Cooke Don-Carlos
(Lawrence: The World Company. 1934)
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