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Not About Death - Aug. 20, 2023

I feel a need

to write a poem

just not about death


but it’s being written anyway


an image of someone

back turned walking away

it’s dark not sightless black

so I see a silhouette retreat

no face ghostly out of sight


I don’t think that’s her

maybe death itself

leaving after a bed visit

which just might mean

what I think it means


I call her leave a happy message

the sun is back another good sign

I look out the window

at the wind tickling leaves

too jumpy to sit still

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