Poetry of Kansas

The Itch To Etch.

Since what I eat is ruled by
    What my art will fetch
And since I'm still befooled by
    The itch to etch,
I'm going to etch some chickens
    To trade for chicken pie.
I'm hoping like the dickens
    The itch to etch gets by.

The High Winds of Home
Elizabeth N. Barr
(Olathe: privately published. 1922)
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