from Life Cycle of Common Man by Howard Nemerov

But anyhow,&10;It is in this way that a man travels through time,&10;Leaving behind him a lengthening trail&10;Of empty bottles and bones, of broken shoes,&10;Frayed collars and worn out or outgrown&10;Diapers and dinnerjackets, silk ties and slickers.&10;&10;Given the energy and security thus achieved,&10;He did . . . ? What? The usual things, of course,