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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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