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Sorrow at Something

i guess you can feel it
how I am hiding
between shutters
like a sparrow
in the open room

there is nothing in me.
shapes are not something.

I witness myself
before and after each breath
tightening the chain
around
nothing.

i am calling an apology
from a great distance

sorrow at something I have done
or know I will do.

-Nina Alvarez

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I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When sorrow walked with me.

-Robert Browning Hamilton

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