The FAB&PP Poem of the Month for August 2020

death is death

teenage suicide or
geriatric wasting away

sudden or expected

it's all
sad songs
halting stories

only the
living have
eyes that can
water up
              hearts that
can gasp

death is permanent

only the living
have time
to sing and
cry and feel
"a little better"

and that's all
we have except
for the company
of the dead

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