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1,000 words (#305)

08 Feb

When I die
You may do what you want with my body–
Bury, burn, freeze
Erect a gravestone
Dedicate a park bench
Name a scholarship for me

I only ask
That instead of a funeral or a wake
You recite
The thousand words I leave behind

Some are simple, well-known, obvious:
Sky
Honeysuckle
Grace

Others you won’t want to say:
Phlegm
Anger
Clumsiness

The best will be those words
That you will have to search for
Words I have left for you alone
Left in the almost-dark
In whispers
Hidden in songs

Please find them when I die
And recite them, for me

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2016 in new poetry

 

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