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Original Face

what face? I don’t see it; only others see my face. I have never known my face. I must be reflected in the other faces I see out there, in all their myriad ways of manifesting.

I don’t claim to see my face. My face is for others. Your face is for me.

Phizzog

by Carl Sandburg

This face you got,
This here phizzog you carry around,
You never picked it out for yourself
at all, at all—-did you?
This here phizzog—-somebody handed it
to you–am I right?
Somebody said, “Here’s yours, now go see
what you can do with it.”
Somebody slipped it to you and it was like
a package marked:
“No goods exchanged after being taken away”—
This face you got.

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