Winter 1962 • Vol. XXIV No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 1962 |

Out of the Cynic’s Chapbook

All affection and all love Come to this when god is done (And they killed the unicorn) That memory is unpunctual and we must Make money first before we can Dare to give the kiss and hand. Next, be cheerful, apt, alert At seizing every chance to get Unnamable goals that mark us the elect. All affection and all love Prove next: choose that which succeeds, Learn skills by which to distinguish sheep, The dashing from the fathomable And shameful slack-wills from the steel-geared ones. And he who languors in the cistern dark Commutes his question to those insolent powers, The skies and clouds, that tell him not And whose escaping grandeur galls The petty end for which he lives and hurts. Then think not twice—complain never. Be brushed and scrubbed. Live—like the automobile! And useful then, speed others to their goal Fleeing from their furies as they will. But O my heart, it is this cynic pang Whose numbing poison would deliver you For all your protest to the thing you hate

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