David McLansky

Rookie - 436 Points (5/24/1944 / New York City)

On Viewing a Friends Lingering Death


As I die
God grant to me
The semblance
Of some dignity:
No hallucinations,
No screams of pain,
Wherein I forget
My given name;
No unclean sheets,
No vulgar smells
No angry rants,
Ill lucid spells;
May the grief
I cause fast evanesce;
May I leave no disputes,
No legal mess;
Peaceful be my brown headstone,
May I quickly die
And die alone.

Submitted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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