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Edgar Lee Masters - Tom Merritt

At first I suspected something --
She acted so calm and absent-minded.
And one day I heard the back door shut,
As I entered the front, and I saw him slink
Back of the smokehouse into the lot,
And run across the field.
And I meant to kill him on sight.
But that day, walking near Fourth Bridge,
Without a stick or a stone at hand,
All of a sudden I saw him standing,
Scared to death, holding his rabbits,
And all I could say was, "Don't, Don't, Don't,"
As he aimed and fired at my heart.

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Poet: Edgar Lee Masters
Poem: Tom Merritt
Poem of the Day: May 25 2015

Comment 1 of 1, added on October 5th, 2005 at 7:39 PM.

why is the poem entitled "tom merritt"?

tom merritt

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