Fully Fledged

 

Death is usually inconvenient,

but also extremely colloquial,

a glance in the bathroom mirror

when you brush your teeth;

naked and sudden

as Marine's demise

related by Rebecca Solnit

on pages 100 – 103

in A Field Guide to Getting Lost

in The Canon's reprint from 2017,

and it's everywhere and all the time;

at times a collective story on an Indian train;

other times the state after a last breath

in an old age home,

- but it is ours:

At the last opportunity, not before,

we have it,

fully fledged





Poetry by Ingvar Loco Nordin The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2023-06-04 at 12:13

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