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The Expected Tragedies

How strange;
this year, in the weeks
preceding death

there was none
of the usual sorrow.

The worried, as usual,
met casually for lunch.

Of course, there were
the expected tragedies;

he left her
for another.

There was not, however,
the usual seasonal sadness.

No.  This time
there was a calm
that grew thick.