“buy me an ounce and i’ll sell you a pound.” by ee cummings

by Kit Anderson


buy me an ounce and i’ll sell you a pound.
Turn
gert (spin!
helen)the slimmer the finger the thicker the thumb(it’s
whirl,
girls)
round and round

early to better is wiser for worse.
Give
liz (take!
tommy)we order a steak and they send us a pie(it’s
try,
boys)
mine is yours

ask me the name of the moon in the man.
Up
sam (down!
alice)a
hole in the ocean will never be missed(it’s
in,
girls) yours is mine

either was deafer than neither was dumb.
Skip
fred (jump!
neddy)but under the wonder is over the why(it’s
now,
boys) here we come

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