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Life Cycle of Common Man

Howard Nemerov


Life Cycle of Common Man

Howard Nemerov


Poem introduction

'Life Cycle of Common Man' is probably a bad joke about how we see ourselves treated; in the large, in the mass, as statistical particles. I was trying to think how the works and days of any of us would seem if put down in this respect. It didn't turn out really to be a satiric poem, I developed quite a lot of sympathy for my self on the way through.

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