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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Convict
By David Morton
 
THIS then was the wage of hate:
  Making shoes for men to wear—
Men still free to walk or wait
  In the sun and air.
 
It was hate that sent him here:        5
  Words … a knife … a heavy form …
Sudden silence …. and a fear
  At something wet and warm.
 
That was all so far away—
  Strange to think that he could feel        10
Fear or lust or hate that day!
  Only shoes were real.
 
 
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