• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 07
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Can you

see today the well, the bucket, miles walked by women
drought, the flies, and the sewage. see coal dust, acidic rain
or smog coated lungs. see slaves, cotton, cholera and votes
only for certain people. Hear the looms, boys up chimneys,
those below-stairs maids. see what it takes this closeness, this
cleanliness, this bond. see all mod conveniences, the pigments
cut with lead and mercury, all that wealth, that love all that love