Original Text: 
Carl Sandburg, Chicago Poems (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1916), p. 74. PS 3537 A618C5 1916 Robarts Library.
1  THE single clenched fist lifted and ready,
2Or the open asking hand held out and waiting.
3              Choose:
4For we meet by one or the other.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.