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Annie Allen Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks
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“Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold it will not come
Again in this identical disguise.”
Gwendolyn Brooks, Annie Allen
“Not that anybody is saying that these people have no trouble.
Merely that it is trouble with a gold-flecked beautiful banner.

Nobody is saying that these people do not ultimately cease to be. And
Sometimes their passings are even more painful than ours.
It is just that so often they live till their hair is white.
They make excellent corpses, among the expensive flowers. . . .”
Gwendolyn Brooks, Annie Allen
“Think of sweet and chocolate,
Left to folly or to fate,
Whom the higher gods forgot,
Whom the lower gods berate;
Physical and underfed
Fancying on the featherbed
What was never and is not.”
Gwendolyn Brooks, Annie Allen