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Southern Pacific

by Carl Sandburg, 1918

Huntington sleeps in a house six feet long.
 Huntington dreams of railroads he built and owned.
 Huntington dreams of ten thousand men saying: Yes, sir.

 Blithery sleeps in a house six feet long.
 Blithery dreams of rails and ties he laid.
 Blithery dreams of saying to Huntington: Yes, sir.

 Blithery, sleep in houses six feet long.

Published in Cornhuskers

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