MM N 626. Literary sketch

Literary sketch. “I saw all the people”.

MM N 626, p. 1

I saw all the people
behind their masks –
smiling, phlegmatic
– subdued faces –
I saw through them
and there was suffering – in them
all –

    pale corpses – who restlessly
nervously – scurried about –
along a tortuous road whose
– end was the grave –