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she left herself
looking on
at others who would not
be hers
cool shadows of an afternoon
lingered past their use
in her mind and by her hands
she would protect
whatever individuals might need
when approaching

she was considered
selfless kind thoughtful
of those needing
comfort everlasting
rescue unconditional
acceptance and inviting
constancy of presence
sans reciprocation

thus she wore herself down
daytimes evenings weekends
she designed ways
to fulfill what she could
only imagine
of lives linked and embellished
by people incomprehensibly

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