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Obituary

Rating: 2.7

In memory of S. B. V., 1834-1909

... so what the lame four-poster gathered here
Between the lips of stale and seasoned sheets
Startles a memory sunlit upon the wall
(Motors and urchins contest the city streets)

While towards the bed the rigid shadows lean
Stung to the patience of all emptiness
And the bed empty where she kept,

Jerky gnats lunge at the haggard screen.
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