Ratcatcher

Hands -to squeeze sixpences out of pence,
Feet-just in case of a debtor.
But why have a soul? In what possible sense
Would a soul be anything better
Than futile things like a clarinet,
Or hammock, or basket of mignonette?


There isn’t a single
(write this down)
Clarinet in Hamlin.

 

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