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Für F.N.

By Emcybulska

You and I have traveled      to the land of Hades,    to the land of the dead,    from which only few return—
Untergehen is such a lonely journey,    Monsieur. Despite your heroic courage,    you drowned    like Ophelia.
Perhaps you tried too hard    all by yourself    in awesome solitude, when I allowed other hands    to hold mine    as I was emerging    from the bowels of the earth,    and yours was the warmest—

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