Fate fetched them crushed in a crash, faint in hopes
broken limbs, sober spirit, side by side
One by the window, the other beside .
They lay in room pale blue, chlorine chores.
Months together, movements knelled, they lay forth,
new found friends , out ‘a window small, one pried,
Mouthed beauties there, to keep his pal’s smile bright
Other but heard, prayed, at this fortune swore,
His pal be slain, he be blessed with sights
outside. Lo! Next dark day snatched the good soul
The lone peer blessed. Soon, he sent his eyes
Outdoors, on an old bleak wall, nothing more
Drained in spirit he cursed his greed wry
“Beautifully lied ...he kept me alive”
Italian Sonnet, pentameter,rhyme scheme abbaabba cdcd bb
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