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Carol Connolly

  • What if you leave and never return, / and worse, what if you return and never leave. / I fear being alone, but what if I tell you that / even more I fear never being alone.

    • Carol Connolly,
    • "What If," Payments Due ()
  • I am a full-time fraud, / passing as a poet. / It's filthy work. But, / someone has to do it.

    • Carol Connolly,
    • "Dilettante," Payments Due ()
  • Tomorrow is as fragile / as a sheer curtain pulled tight. / Any old dog / who comes along / can put his paw / through it.

    • Carol Connolly,
    • "No Vacancy," Payments Due ()

Carol Connolly, U.S. poet, playwright, activist, politician

(1934)

Full name: Carol McLellan Connolly.