Stephen Maria Crane

Here you will find the Poem Tell me why of poet Stephen Maria Crane

Tell me why

TELL me why, behind thee, 
I see always the shadow of another lover? 
Is it real 
Or is this the thrice-damned memory of a better happiness? 
Plague on him if he be dead 
Plague on him if he be alive 
A swinish numbskull 
To intrude his shade 
Always between me and my peace.