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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Alive

If you are by chance lucky
enough to wake up in the morning and
the first thought you have is the
unbelievable one about how we all die
and you inhale deeply and consider crying out but
instead place your hands firmly on
the back of the person laying
next to you and make your recovery pulling
in breath avoiding those tears and
then you realize it has been a long time since
you felt fear about dying and so you turn the disc
that is you around and realize that you feel good
really good for a change and that is what makes
death seem so appalling and even though
you are shaken you turn again and try to focus your
closed eyes on what feeling alive is.

3 comments:

Cupcake Murphy said...

What a perfect piece of writing.

Rowan Moore Seifred said...

Thanks Cupcake. I know you know what I'm talking about.

Kathleen said...

I love how this is one urgent yet calm long sentence. Also, this is exactly what the play Middletown is about! Somehow.

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