Enough Rope: Poems by Dorothy Parker (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926): 82. PS 3531 A5855E5 Robarts Library
1Now it's over, and now it's done;
2 Why does everything look the same?
3Just as bright, the unheeding sun, --
4 Can't it see that the parting came?
5People hurry and work and swear,
6 Laugh and grumble and die and wed,
7Ponder what they will eat and wear, --
8 Don't they know that our love is dead?
9Just as busy, the crowded street;
10 Cars and wagons go rolling on,
11Children chuckle, and lovers meet, --
12 Don't they know that our love is gone?
13No one pauses to pay a tear;
14 None walks slow, for the love that's through, --
15I might mention, my recent dear,
16 I've reverted to normal, too.
Publication Start Year
Life (June 14, 1923): 7.
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