Almost Just Spring

as ee cummings wrote in his masterful, witty and tender poem:

in Just-
spring     when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles    far    and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far    and     wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

it's
spring
and
   the

       goat-footed

balloonMan    whistles
far
and
wee
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