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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
29. To an Enemy
 
By Maxwell Bodenheim
 
 
I DESPISE my friends more than you.
I would have known myself, but they stood before the mirrors
And painted on them images of the virtues I craved.
You came with sharpest chisel, scraping away the false paint.
Then I knew and detested myself, but not you:        5
For glimpses of you in the glasses you uncovered
Showed me the virtues whose images you destroyed.
 

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