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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Parting after a Quarrel
By Eunice Tietjens
 
From “Facets”

YOU looked at me with eyes grown bright with pain,
  Like some trapped thing’s. And then you moved your head
Slowly from side to side, as though the strain
  Ached in your throat with anger and with dread.
 
Soon you had turned and left me, and I stood        5
  With a queer sense of deadness over me;
And only wondered dully that you could
  Fasten your trench-coat up so carefully—
 
Till you were gone. Then all the air was thick
  With my last words that seemed to leap and quiver.        10
And in my heart I heard the little click
  Of a door that closes—quietly, forever.
 
 
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