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Rest in Peaches

even when something is good I want to know when it is over. for the curtains to close  &  for me to go home. I experience the ‘good death.’ I feel it is only life. the sound of croakies. my ear out to sea. when my time came I went like a peasant in love with his country. you picture people talking about you. you feel like cotton wool. it does not last


first the girls will get up. then the boys. I saw

down my throat but others see their wives. you

think why am I holding my breath. the tiny camera

in your lungs is you saying goodbye

Mel Coyle