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Comments about George Sawaya
To John Adams From Samuel Osgood, 23 October 1775
Addressing the first war-time application of a submarine
Everything is auburn now, gummed in clumsy light
sieved through the clouds; the riflemen wax their black
cold-cracked stocks with hog fat and watch the bay.
Everyone has heard of the water machine.
Our hearts are greased with jealously, the king
demon, wishing we too could crack our bodies
back to kernels, squeeze into
that shell: we have envisioned marbled plates
vein-bound to upholstered iron fins, and glands strung
like lanterns over congress floor that, when