The Boast

I do not need you now! Thus do I end
Our days together, O beloved friend;
Thus do I shake all remnants of the past
Out of my life; and thus I say at last,
'I do not need you now!'

I do not need you now! Our love is done,
And in this hour of parting, one by one
I watch the years we spent together fade
Into the cold oblivion I have made.
I do not need you now!

I do not need you now! The faith is gone
That made our love, from dawn to silver dawn,
A thing most wonderful. Bravely I cry
(Exulting in the shame of my deep lie!),
'I do not need you now.'

by Charles Hanson Towne

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