Apocalypse

PL

I’m wife; I’ve finished that,
That other state;
I’m Czar, I’m woman now:
It’s safer so.

How odd the girl’s life looks
Behind this soft eclipse!
I think that Earth seems so
To those in Heaven now.

This being comfort, then
That other kind was pain;
But why compare?
I’m wife! stop there!

First print Love, poem XVI, 16
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