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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
 
Crowds
By Evelyn Scott
 
THE SKY along the street a gauzy yellow—
The narrow lights burn tall in the twilight.
 
The cool air sags,
Heavy with the thickness of bodies.
I am elated with bodies.        5
They have stolen me from myself.
I love the way they beat me to life,
Pay me for their cruelties.
In the close intimacy I feel for them
There is the indecency I like.        10
I belong to them,
To these whom I hate,
And because we can never know each other,
Or be anything to each other,
Though we have been the most,        15
I sell so much of me that could bring a better price.
 
 
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