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E.E. Cummings

Humanity, I love you
because you are perpetually
putting the secret of life
in your pants and forgetting5
it’s there and sitting down on it.

—  E.E. Cummings, from “Humanity, I Love You,” first published as “La Guerre II” in XLI Poems (The Dial Press, 1925)

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