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To the States, to Identify the 16th, 17th, or 18th Presidentiad

  To Identify the 16th, 17th, or 18th Presidentiad.

WHY reclining, interrogating? Why myself and all  
What deepening twilight! Scum floating atop of the  
Who are they, as bats and night-dogs, askant in the  
What a filthy Presidentiad! (O south, your torrid suns!  
 O north, your arctic freezings!)
Judges? Is that the President? Then I will sleep a while yet—for I see that These  
 States sleep, for reasons;
(With gathering murk—with muttering thunder and  
 lambent shoots, we all duly awake,
South, north, east, west, inland and seaboard, we will  
 surely awake.)
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