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How Do I Impeach Thee?

May 29, 2017

How Do I Impeach Thee?

Elliot Barrett Feldman


How do I impeach thee? Let me count the ways.

Obstruction to the depth and breadth and height

Thy tiny hand can reach, when feeling out of sorts

For the ends of winning with losing grace.

I impeach thee to the level of collusion,

Most jocular, by sun and candle-light.

I impeach thee freely, as men strive for right.

I impeach thee purely, as they beg for praise.

I impeach thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and to my childhood bully.

I impeach thee with ardor I seemed to lose

With my lost saints. I impeach thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,

I shall but impeach thee better after death.