Carl Sandburg

Here you will find the Poem Bricklayer Love of poet Carl Sandburg

Bricklayer Love

I thought of killing myself because I am only a bricklayer
 and you a woman who loves the man who runs a drug store.

I don't care like I used to; I lay bricks straighter than I
 used to and I sing slower handling the trowel afternoons.

When the sun is in my eyes and the ladders are shaky and the
 mortar boards go wrong, I think of you.