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But what happens when a baby dies…
is that capitalized?

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When we die… do we fly?

Posted by in Death and Chocolate, Poems

Should DEATH be capitalized
when its publicized
in the pages of the obituary…
or to the contrary?

Should we eat our words in respect
or be direct
in our contempt for the bastard
or just get plastered?

When heroes great meet their end
does he bend
to send his prey in capitols large
on the barge
to journey’s end – the great beyond
or duties abscond?

When we die… do we fly
an empty sky
does our soul take off in a flutter
or melt – like butter?

When I reach that distant fate
whether great
with my soul from aching wounds slowly ripped
or soft and swift
as the aged man whose sleep draws a last breath…
DEATH should be – d e a t h
like the last echo from a great call returning
or quiet coals burning.

But what happens when a baby dies…
is that capitalized?

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