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William F Dougherty

(West Hartford, CT)

Chagrin


Barbed words I spit out long ago
or courtly words I never said
skulk back to mind to let me know
that spoken deeds are never dead
but haunt the memory, impeach
my misappropriated speech.

Submitted: Sunday, August 22, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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