Of the Visage of Things. by Walt Whitman
OF the visages of thingsâ€”And of piercing through to the accepted hells beneath;
Of uglinessâ€”To me there is just as much in it as there is in beautyâ€”And now the
ugliness of human beings is acceptable to me;
Of detected personsâ€”To me, detected persons are not, in any respect, worse than
personsâ€”and are not in any respect worse than I am myself;
Of criminalsâ€”To me, any judge, or any juror, is equally criminalâ€”and any
person is alsoâ€”and the President is also.