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dying is a process      no different

than say scorching the beans and the smell drifts

to the backyard and someone pulling weeds says “oh shit, the beans”

death’s natural process when  taking the long way

maybe using  a few shortcuts     too many Jack and Cokes

too many Lucky Strikes after supper

but yet     no freak accidents  so a process

not the pessimist’s “you start dying the minute you’re born” theory

the actual dying  process

like childbirth  the wait     the altering body parts

the info someone forgot to tell –like the doctor pushing on your abdomen after the birth –

the hurt when all the hurting is done


Posted August 15, 2010 by strongjacksonpoet54 in Poetry of Mary Strong Jackson

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