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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
To a Woman Asleep in a Street-car
By Max Michelson
 
From “Masks”

WOMAN sleeping in the car—
Strange, aloof and far—
Shall I shake you and tell you
        Who you are?
 
Wake up and let us speak—        5
Till our hearts are bared to the core,
Till we are a man and a woman no more,
Till we are empty like vases that leak,
        Till we droop and fall,
        Till we are nothing at all.        10
 
 
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