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First Line: I thought of killing myself because I am only a bricklayer
Last Line: Boards go wrong, I think of you.
Subject(s): Bricklayers; Love - Unrequited


I THOUGHT of killing myself because I am only a bricklayer and you a
woman who loves the man who runs a drug store.

I don't care like I used to; I lay bricks straighter than I used to
and I sing slower handling the trowel afternoons.

When the sun is in my eyes and the ladders are shaky and the mortar
boards go wrong, I think of you.






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