|Music: Fugue in F
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.
|Your legacy must be both love and fear.
I know that when you died, you feared for me.
The family curse you carried in your breast
Was not a gift you wanted to pass on.
But fear of it, just like my love for you,
Ah, Mother! We are linked like paper dolls,
For this, my love for you is more, not
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