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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee
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Sep 17, 2012

it was amazing
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Thereupon the dirt dust grease and within overalls piss and shit and sweat not bothered here amongst flies and there with open mouthed kisses tastes of buttermilk there below here shoes brogans broken open at the toes the children filthy footed there the flies here the flies ten to a room struggle to sleep as ma pa making more hands to the field here upon the floorboards the flies them snorting crying groaning there louder than the floorboards dirt dust grease ma's hair red as menses her skin sunscarred black as expired oil ma and pa their laps here reek sourly as sardine cans armpits ears hair thick with grease faces hands beards with breakfast lard biscuits fatback the flies furious amongst them a single hen's egg poached in bacon grease thereupon the dirt the table dishes few utensils swatting shooing flies there the overalls piss stains shit stains dirt dust grease and ma's tit needed by mouth hungry crying try amongst a ground try cracked dry and broken open try at its feet you must thereupon and smiling.

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