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  • Gary Hunter

From Our Last Bed - April 22, 2024

most of us will live

past 75


watch our bodies shrivel

from grape to raisin


and our minds leak memories

and grind as they rust


see our lives shrink in the world

from country to house

apartment then single room


I just hope by the time

we’ve reached our last bed


we get a visit from something

we can’t see


if not love

then their cousin with a young child


playing in the lap of our heart

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