My dear Harbour II (another day, without you)

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“The word landed with a stony thud
Onto my still-beating breast.
Nevermind, I was prepared,
I will manage with the rest.

I have a lot of work to do today;
I need to slaughter memory,
Turn my living soul to stone
Then teach myself to live again. . .

But how.
(…)
I have long had this premonition
Of a bright day and a deserted house. ”

(Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova)

-to J.H.B.-

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