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Babylon Slim

E. E. Cummings

Babylon slim
-ness of
evenslicing
eyes are chisels

scarlet Goes
with her
whitehot
face,gashed

by hair’s blue cold

jolts of
lovecrazed abrupt

flesh split “Pretty
Baby”
to
numb rhythm before christ
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From Tulips and Chimneys | New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1923
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