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For the hearts of nurses are solid gold,
But their heels are flat and their hands are cold,
And their voices lilt with a lilt that's falser
Than the smile of an exhibition waltzer.
Yes, nurses can cure you, nurses restore you,
But nurses are bound that they do things for you.
Ah, snug lie those that slumber
Beneath Conviction's roof.
Their floors are sturdy lumber,
Their windows, weatherproof.
But I sleep cold forever
And cold sleep all my kind,
Born nakedly to shiver
In the draft from an open mind.
Shunning the upstart shower,
The cold and cursory scrub,
I celebrate the power
That lies within the Tub.
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Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back to.
March 21, 1905
February 22, 1978
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