Vulnerable

Up betimes to the office, and there, as well as all the afternoon, saving a little dinner time, all alone till late at night writing letters and doing business, that I may get beforehand with my business again, which hath run behind a great while, and then home to supper and to bed.
This day I am told that Dr. Burnett, my physician, is this morning dead of the plague; which is strange, his man dying so long ago, and his house this month open again. Now himself dead. Poor unfortunate man!

saving time I hand
to my physician
this strange man dying so
this open self


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Friday 25 August 1665.

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