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First Line: They do not care about each other, these two
Last Line: She hardly touched the food.
Subject(s): Friendship - False Friends; Fair Weather Friends


They do not care about each other, these two,
They never did;
But they were girls together, years ago.

-- Years! Years!
How many, my dear! --

They look at each other with the furtive appraising eye
Of women noticing the changes,
Pretending not to. . . .

And suddenly they cling, sobbing a little;
They kiss.

But not each other!

The one is holding to her heart a girl's mad dream,
Forgotten,
And the dream's end,
Forgotten, too.

And the other reaches wistful lips toward a far feast,
And seems to taste the crumbs that fell from that shining table,
Where,
Careless, singing,
She hardly touched the food.





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