Unsuspecting

Jean Toomer 1894 (Washington, D.C.) – 1967 (Doylestown)



There is a natty kind of mind
That slicks its thoughts,
Culls its oughts,
Trims its views,
Prunes its trues,
And never suspects it is a rind.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Characters 144
Words 29
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 6

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