Humdrum

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Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg
Humdrum
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HUMDRUM

If I had a million lives to live

and a million deaths to die
in a million humdrum worlds,

I'd like to change my name

and have a new house number to go by
each and every time I died
and started life all over again.


I wouldn't want the same name every time

and the same old house number always,
dying a million deaths,
dying one by one a million times:
—would you?
or you?
or you?