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'To Whom Shall I Speak Today?'

To whom shall I speak today? 
        I am laden with misery 
        Through lack of an intimate ... 
Death is in my sight today 
        Like the clearing of the sky, 
        Like a man attracted thereby to 
        What he knows not. 

Death is in my sight today, 
        Like the longing of a man to see home 
        When he has spent many years held in 

(A dispute over suicide, Egypt, before 2000 BC)