if i

by E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings

if i
or anybody don't
know where it her his
my next meal's coming from
i say to hell with that
that doesn't matter (and if
he she it or everybody gets a
bellyful without
lifting my finger i say to hell
with that i
say that doesn't matter) but
if somebody
or you are beautiful or
deep or generous what
i say is
whistle that
sing that yell that spell
that out big (bigger than cosmic
rays war earthquakes famine or the ex
prince of whoses diving into
a whatses to rescue miss nobody's
probably handbag) because i say that's not
swell (get me) babe not (understand me) lousy
kid that's something else my sweet (i feel that's

Last updated January 14, 2019