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Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio | Poem

James Wright
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In the Shreve High football stadium,

I think of Polacks nursing long beers in

Tiltonsville,

And gray faces of Negroes in the blast furnace at

Benwood,

And the ruptured night watchman of Wheeling

Steel,

Dreaming of heroes.

All the proud fathers are ashamed to go home.

Their women cluck like starved pullets,

Dying for love.

Therefore,

Their sons grow suicidally beautiful

At the beginning of October,

And gallop terribly against each other's bodies.

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