The Poetry of
Jack Scott

Why Did She Cry?

Why did she cry?
Why didn’t she softly let go
and drop into sleep
without ripples?
Why did she cry then?
Why did no tears come before,
or later?
Why, when she wept,
did she weep suddenly,
and silently?
Why did she cry?


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