The Dug-out

The Dug-out
by Siegfried Sassoon

Why do you lie with your legs ungainly huddled,
And one arm bent across your sullen cold
Exhausted face? It hurts my heart to watch you,
Deep-shadow’d from the candle’s guttering gold;
And you wonder why I shake you by the shoulder;
Drowsy, you mumble and sigh and turn your head….
You are too young to fall asleep for ever;
And when you sleep you remind me of the dead.
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Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly 26 February 2018
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