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Anne Sexton

Death’s a sad bone; bruised, you’d say, / and yet she waits for me, year after year, / to empty my breath from its bad prison. — Anne Sexton, from “Wanting to Die,” The Complete Poems: Anne Sexton. (Mariner Books; First Mariner Books Edition edition, April 28, 1999) Originally published September 30th 1981.

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