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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
City of Huge Buildings
By Florence Kiper Frank
CITY of huge buildings into which men have poured their souls,
City of innumerable schools where little children are taught and cared for,
City of the great University, discussing solemn and learned questions,
City of well-dressed, beautiful women, sleek, satisfied, sure of their clothes and of themselves,
And their husbands sleek and satisfied also:        5
I, a common prostitute, in the wan morning buying cocaine,
Ask you the meaning of it all.

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