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Bury my wounded song
Under a penny laid on your eyes;
Listen, I won't be long!

You did me wrong,
But a lover can't complain when love dies;
Bury my wounded song;

I will quietly bite my tongue,
Stop reliving ancient, poisoned tales;
Listen, I won't be long!

Swearing to be strong
I sever forever our ties
Though I feel like a worm;
Bury my wounded song.

Just hush along,
May you one day
In the earth try your size ;
Wait, wait a minute, I won't be long!

If one day another worm
Plays music on your thighs...
Plays music on your thighs...

But I said, I said, I won't be long,
Bury my wounded song.

           Murat Nemet-Nejat
           Trembling Letters, 1995 (Australia)

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