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Sappho in her study

The files in the filing cabinet

Are all talking at once.

Mumble jumble, say the files

In the filing cabinet.

The desk, discreet,

Discloses nothing.

Rough drafts live

A roustabout life,

Tumbling from shelves,

While books, published

and smugly replete,

No longer feel the need

To compete.

Stationery sprawls,

Casual as sunbathers.

In the locked drawer,

Love letters lie.