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Carl Sandburg - Bricklayer Love

I THOUGHT of killing myself because I am only a bricklayer and you a woman who loves the man who runs a drug store.
 
I don’t care like I used to; I lay bricks straighter than I used to and I sing slower handling the trowel afternoons.
 
When the sun is in my eyes and the ladders are shaky and the mortar boards go wrong, I think of you.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 13. Bricklayer Love
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Haunts
Year: Published/Written in 1918
Poem of the Day: Dec 20 2004

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