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A poem of necessity
  1. Daniel Thomas Moran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Thomas Moran, School of Dental Medicine/Department of General Dentistry, Boston University, 100 E. Newton St., 515 Shawmut Ave. #1, Boston, MA 02118, USA; dan{at}

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Today I am grieving, but

not for any certain reason.

It is Saturday at a country house.

No one should be grieving here.

But it happens that way, at times.

It is a thing we do to ourselves.

Afterall, people sing in prisons.

They laugh in rooms …

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