- 9:04 am - June 7, 2012
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Its notions all are preconceived.
It tempts one much to tear apart
The metal frame, to investigate
The workings of its metal heart,
The grindings of its metal brain,
The bite of its decisive teeth.
Oh yes, they decorate the top
But not the underneath.
—Elizabeth Bishop, “The Soldier and the Slot Machine”