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Despair (Dunbar)

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             DESPAIR

Let me close the eyes of my soul
  That I may not see
What stands between thee and me.

Let me shut the ears of my heart
  That I may not hear
A voice that drowns yours, my dear.

Let me cut the cords of my life,
  Of my desolate being,
Since cursed is my hearing and seeing.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.