Tagged: death

we get in line, take

we get in line, take
turns, buying
groceries, doing
laundry, voting,
waiting for our
turn, six feet in
between,
six feet under
.
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sunday evening,

we will arrive and

we will arrive and
depart on a tilt, the earth’s
gravity pulling

us into a strangled embrace,
the light only inches away
.
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some things take longer –

some things take longer –
growing up, staying
strong, hanging on
.
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at the end, it will

at the end, it will
be inevitable – we will
all come together,

regardless of shape, color,
the size of our pocketbooks
.
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between dominant

between dominant
and recessive phenotypes
lies some confusion

and certainly unplottable
death, we try to look away
.
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i am on my way –

i am on my way
towards home, towards the light,
from cradle to grave
.
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not being scared about

not being scared about
death is not the same as
being fearless
about dying or
getting to
the point where
everything matters
less than what’s
going in
.
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t-minus two days

t-minus two days
till the ninth anniversary
of our loss, your death –

all the religion in the world
could not reopen our channels
.
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at the funeral,

at the funeral,
your dad shared
the story about that
time when they had
to hold an intervention
clean up or stop
coming around
.
but for what came
next, we would
not be gathered here
today as family,
mourning,
celebrating
.
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