Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back to.

— Donald Justice

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How shall I speak of Doom, and ours in special, But as of something altogether common?

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Soon the purple dark must bruise Lily and bleeding-heart and rose, And the little Cupid lose Eyes and ears and chin and nose

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There is no way to ease the burden. The voyage leads on from harm to harm, A land of others and of silence.

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Go then, O my inseperable, this once more,

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Nostalgias were peeled from it long ago.

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The artist will have had his revenge for being made to wait, A revenge not only necessary but right and clever-- Simply to leave him out of the scene forever.

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If he could sleep on it. He would make his bed with white sheets And disappear into the white, Like a man diving, If he could be certain That the light Would not keep him awake, The light that reaches To the bottom.

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