'Season demands endings'

  The Bourne Bridge,  over the Cape Cod Canal, one of three bridges (one is a railroad span) connecting Cape Cod with the Massachusetts mainland.

The Bourne Bridge,  over the Cape Cod Canal, one of three bridges (one is a railroad span) connecting Cape Cod with the Massachusetts mainland.

"Always the damage is irreparable.

 

Here the wind is right for suicide,

blowing up from Sagamore and down into Truro;

there the dead girls lie pale by scandal.

 

The highway curls over the Bourne Bridge, but a widow

has jumped this morning: the season demands endings

here and they come in fashion, dark as

the New York Buicks.''

 

-- From "Cape Cod Murders, 1968,'' by Mira Fish

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