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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).  Cornhuskers.  1918.
 
45. Palladiums
 
 
IN the newspaper office—who are the spooks?
Who wears the mythic coat invisible?
 
Who pussyfoots from desk to desk
              with a speaking forefinger?
Who gumshoes amid the copy paper        5
              with a whispering thumb?
 
Speak softly—the sacred cows may hear.
Speak easy—the sacred cows must be fed.
 

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