Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A COIN, by CARL SANDBURG

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First Line: Your western heads here cast on money
Last Line: Good-by.
Subject(s): Money

YOUR western heads here cast on money,
You are the two that fade away together,
Partners in the mist.

Lunging buffalo shoulder,
Lean Indian face,
We who come after where you are gone
Salute your forms on the new nickel.

You are
To us:
The past.

On the prairie:

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