Without thought, without pity, without shame
They built around me tall, forbidding walls.
And as I sit here now, in hopelessness,
I think of nothing else, my mind corroded by this misfortune;
Because I had so much to do outside the walls.
How careless I must have been, not to have seen them building walls…
And yet I never heard the sound of builders, or of construction.
They isolated me from the world around me quite imperceptibly.
Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933)
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