Stephen Crane

(November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900 / New Jersey)

Tell Me Why - Poem by Stephen Crane

TELL me why, behind thee,
I see always the shadow of another lover?
Is it real
Or is this the thrice-damned memory of a better happiness?
Plague on him if he be dead
Plague on him if he be alive
A swinish numbskull
To intrude his shade
Always between me and my peace.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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