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John Berryman - Dream Song 40: I'm scared a lonely. Never see my son

I'm scared a lonely. Never see my son,
easy be not to see anyone,
combers out to sea
know they're goin somewhere but not me.
Got a little poison, got a little gun,
I'm scared a lonely.

I'm scared a only one thing, which is me,
from othering I don't take nothin, see,
for any hound dog's sake.
But this is where I livin, where I rake
my leaves and cop my promise, this' where we
cry oursel's awake.

Wishin was dyin but I gotta make
it all this way to that bed on these feet
where peoples said to meet.
Maybe but even if I see my son
forever never, get back on the take,
free, black & forty-one.

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Poet: John Berryman
Poem: 40. Dream Song 40: I'm scared a lonely. Never see my son
Volume: 77 Dream Songs
Year: Published/Written in 1964
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