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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
We Who Have Lost
By Howard Unger
 
THEY were pursuing us along the road.
My arm was gone, and I was weak from loss of blood.
Presently a steel splinter ripped my belly;
I fell into the slimy ditch, and struggled, struggled!
 
Soon an officer beneath me spoke, through half a mouth:        5
“Be quiet, little brother, and I will show you how to lie at ease.”
Now we are at rest.
The heavy tread of the victors shakes the earth;
The loose dirt falls from the side of the ditch,
Little by little.        10
 
 
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