Poem(or
”the divine right of majorities,
that illegitimate offspring of the
divine right of kings” Homer Lea)

e. e. cummings

 
 

here are five simple facts no sub

human superstate ever knew
(1)we sans love equals mob
love being youamiare(2)

the holy miraculous difference between

firstrate & second implies nonth
inkable enormousness by con
trast with the tiny stumble from second to tenth

rate(3)as it was in the begin

ning it is now and always will be or
the onehundredpercentoriginal sin
cerity equals perspicuity(4)

Only The Game Fish Swims Upstream &(5)
unbeingdead isn’t beingalive

 

Copyright 1962 The Penn Review.
Copyright 1962 by e. e. cummings
.