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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Some Cockroach Wisdom to Parse

From Don Marquis' "a roach of the taverns" (from archy and mehitabel (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1927)):

                                  i
have often noticed that
ancestors never boast
of the descendants who boast
of ancestors i would
rather start a family than
finish one blood will tell but often
it tells too much

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