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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Adversary
By Max Michelson
 
From “Winds of March”

  COILED around you is he—
A little blacker than a shadow.
 
  Before my lips reach yours
I have to push him from them.
That’s why my kisses        5
Are so gentle.
 
  He is also coiled around me.
Do you feel his scales as I?
Perhaps that’s why we kiss at all—
I know so little.        10
 
 
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