She was nearly deaf apparently and nearly blind
and ‘mentally deficient’ since infancy –
but could see an old friend to wave
and sound a greeting.
She was definitely Thurberesque
with her wall-eyed look and stolid gait.
She felt pain and wept.
O prisoner, love alone could not release you!
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