Why Should the Fact
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Why should the fact
So fascinate?
Why should the point
So linger?
That when you die
The fingernail
Still
Grows upon your finger ?
It’s not a fact
That fascinates
But really an illusion
It’s shrinking skin
Around the nail
That causes the
Confusion.
Kate writes with a pre war Sheaffer fountain pen in a series of  leather bound Paperchase note books which in no way accounts for the morbid verses above which were modified in the light of a learned conversation with a coroner of her acquaintance. Handwriting experts make much of her lower loops
and what Malvolio  might call her lying Ts.
K A T E ‘ S   P O E M S