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The Song of Miss Lily


Miss Lily has a hollow face,

            A hollow face has she.

And when I see Miss Lily's face

            It always frightens me.


I remember Lily's face

            When she was just a lass.

And is that not Miss Lily's face

            I see within the glass?


Alfred Nicol



1999 Alfred Nicol; originally
printed in The Formalist.  Reprinted
by permission of the author.

Background by
Little House

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