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- THE cooper should know about tubs.
- But I learned about life as well,
- And you who loiter around these graves
- Think you know life.
- You think your eye sweeps about a wide horizon, perhaps,
- In truth you are only looking around the interior of your tub.
- You cannot lift yourself to its rim
- And see the outer world of things,
- And at the same time see yourself.
- You are submerged in the tub of yourself —
- Taboos and rules and appearances,
- Are the staves of your tub.
- Break them and dispel the witchcraft
- Of thinking your tub is life!
- And that you know life!
- Edgar lee Masters
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