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12 Nails



A carpenter an' 12 nails
4 sixteen/penny common
4 four/penny finishing
2 six/penny common
2 one inch galvanized roofing nails

More than a die
But more like brothers and sisters
Bunched together like that
More like discipline keepers
12 nails designed
To fasten/secure
Join
Together
Generally they are
Employed in a
Pattern
But more like
Sacrifices
More like symbols
Representatives

About this poem

This poem was written in 1967 and included in the National Library of Poetry Anthology " a break in the clouds. Author: Anthony M. Smith

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Written on January 01, 1967

Submitted by pjg403 on January 06, 2022

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