Saturday, May 01, 2010

"I think I'll go home and lie very still"

I think I'll go home and lie very still
feigning terminal illness.
Then the neighbors will all troop over to stare,
my love, perhaps, among them.
How she'll smile while the specialists
snarl in their teeth!
She perfectly well knows what ails me.

-unknown author from Ancient Egypt (ca. 1200-1000 B.C.)

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