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What guilt could she have?
she never misbehaved
and always kissed him goodbye
before he went away
and when he returned fairness
was laid out before his table
and they stopped fighting long ago
and they worked like a team
letting whatever they touched
ripe and grow
each nurtured the other
so no that the other was dead
where can be the guilt?
There is no hidden
bitterness under their quilt.

Irwin R. Shaw - June 13th 1986