One Shell Too Many

TEXT Erased from
The House of Mirth
Edith Wharton
Kindle version
Loc 512 of 5271

The War

 
He had been duly impressed
 
He felt entitled
to illuminated danger
but understood
superiority
was a subtle stupidity
and it did not take long to learn

He was tired
wasted
vague
after a struggle
and medicine in a vein
transmitted power
 

He felt diffusion
not desire
not passion

for a prince
lost causes
and sacrificing
were relentless
dreary
fate

 

 

 

 

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