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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Choice by Charles Henri Ford

I have endured the sword-edge of your glance,
and when the shell around my brain was nicked
no flinching was (but once, and once
again I’ve felt my heart contract).

This is the anguish that can have
but one conclusion (I’ll lie hot, then frozen).
Let others seek an end more bright or brave.
This is the death I have chosen.

From: Ford, Charles Henri, “Two Poems” in Poetry, Volume XXXVII, Number 1, October 1930, p. 25.
(https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=18997)

Date: 1930

By: Charles Henri Ford (1908-2002)