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Edgar Lee Masters

(23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States)

Lydia Puckett


Knowlt Hoheimer ran away to the war
The day before Curl Trenary
Swore out a warrant through Justice Arnett
For stealing hogs.
But that's not the reason he turned a soldier.
He caught me running with Lucius Atherton.
We quarreled and I told him never again
To cross my path.
Then he stole the hogs and went to the war --
Back of every soldier is a woman.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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