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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).  Cornhuskers.  1918.
 
33. Girl in a Cage
 
 
      HERE in a cage the dollars come down.
      To the click of a tube the dollars tumble.
      And out of a mouth the dollars run.
 
          I finger the dollars,
          Paper and silver,        5
          Thousands a day.
 
      Some days it’s fun
              to finger the dollars.
Some days…
              the dollars keep on        10
              in a sob or a whisper:
      A flame of rose in the hair,
      A flame of silk at the throat.
 

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