Man

As a man
a man
cast-away
simplicity of
the noun
‘man’
the adjective
manly

and this word
gentlemanly
lonely

spoken of
as a man
endurance
strength
exaggerated

used
inappropriately
unacknowledged
distortion

to his
to his
fellow men
immured in
himself

meaning as
relation to
others

in a term
that only
he
is often
prisoner to

(cut-up: North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell)

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