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First Line: In the newspaper office - who are the spooks?
Last Line: Speak easy -- the sacred cows must be fed.
Subject(s): Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


IN the newspaper office -- who are the spooks?
Who wears the mythic coat invisible?

Who pussyfoots from desk to desk
with a speaking forefinger?
Who gumshoes amid the copy paper
with a whispering thumb?

Speak softly -- the sacred cows may hear.
Speak easy -- the sacred cows must be fed.






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