Dream Song 110: It was the blue & plain ones. I forget all that

It was the blue & plain ones. I forget all that.
My own clouds darkening hung.
Besides, it wasn’t serious.
They took them in different rooms & fed them lies.
‘She admitted you wanted to get rid of it.’
‘He told us he told you to.’

The Force, with its rapists con-men murderers,
has been our Pride (trust Henry) eighty years;—
now Teddy was hard on.
Still the tradition persists, beat up, beat on,
take, take. Frame. Get set; cover up.
The Saturday confessions are really something.

Here was there less or nothing in question but horror.
She left his brother’s son two minutes but—
as I say I forget that—
during the time he drowned. The laundry lived
and they lived, uncharged, and went their ways apart
with the blessing of the N.Y. Police Force.

Analysis, meaning and summary of John Berryman's poem Dream Song 110: It was the blue & plain ones. I forget all that

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