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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Easy Parting
By Mildrid Cummer Wood
 
YOU are relieved and grateful
That she has made it easy for you;
And so you show respect
To the gallant courage,
Playing up in this defeated moment.        5
 
You can not see
That this is only the shell of her,
Who, in the long lonely nights,
While beside her you slept unmindful,
Knew that sometime her heart would fail,        10
And killed herself
By tiny fragments
Years ago.
 
 
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