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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Things by Fleur Adcock

There are worse things than having behaved foolishly in public.
There are worse things than these miniature betrayals,
committed or endured or suspected; there are worse things
than not being able to sleep for thinking about them.
It is 5 a.m. All the worse things come stalking in
and stand icily about the bed looking worse and worse and worse.

From: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/things

Date: 1975

By: Fleur Adcock (1934- )