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First Line: Be composed - be at ease with me - I am walt whitman, liberal and lusty
Last Line: Not forget me.
Subject(s): Prostitution; Harlots; Whores; Brothels


Be composed -- be at ease with me -- I am Walt Whitman,
liberal and lusty as Nature,
Not till the sun excludes you do I exclude you,
Not till the waters refuse to glisten for you and the
leaves to rustle for you, do my words refuse to
glisten and rustle for you.

My girl I appoint with you an appointment, and I charge you
that you make preparation to be worthy to meet me,
And I charge you that you be patient and perfect till I come.

Till then I salute you with a significant look that you do
not forget me.





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