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we stay awake,
agonizing over
the alignment and
dissembling of our bones

you say:
the worst way to die
is unchristened by
philosophy

let us make
arrangements. you
choose existentialism
over me and the
spine of your old church

I pray to
integrity, as if honesty
will save me from death,
and I will never
lie beneath this earth

and I hold your hand,
thinking of
the way some
learn the methods
of love, the discipline of hope
through the squinting
black pupil of a shotgun

curious, how
interested eye of
death reminds us
of what it is
to live.
there's a class offered next semester called the Philosophy of Death. Am trying to avoid taking it but know I inevitably will at some point.

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blue-strawberry Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
"and I hold your hand,
thinking of
the way some
learn the methods
of love, the discipline of hope
through the squinting
black pupil of a shotgun"

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kallia-goldenwings Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
That is so true. But don't let it get to you or stop you from living life.
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Fledgist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I rather think you will.
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moondrunk Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   Writer
I am one to agree
that facing death reminds us
of the burning need to live
why is that?
why, because we lose the wonder of a breath
and trick ourselves into thinking
that to live is a birthright
thanks for reminding
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mySeity Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
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