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The Basic Con

Those who can’t find anything to live for,
always invent something to die for.

Then they want the rest of us to
die for it, too.

Copyright © 1979 by Lew Welch. From Ring of Bone: Collected Poems 1950-1971, Grey Fox Press.

Copyright © 1979 by Lew Welch. From Ring of Bone: Collected Poems 1950-1971, Grey Fox Press.

Lew Welch