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and her husbands
heart bursts
a youngman dead
before his time
And I come and say
I understand your dread
But their dread is not my dread
so really what can I understand
of their dread
Except the unrevealed joy
that Death is roaming
around other neighborhoods
But who can say that
to the stricken one!

Irwin R. Shaw - April 15th 1988