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How My Neighbor Deals With Death

Rating: 4.0

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Now I have seen everything.
The wake is going on right now from two to four
And it’s a quarter to three
And I look out the window
And I see Tony in shorts and a baseball cap,
Walking around, moving cars,
Not at his brother’s wake
Which is only today

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Raynette Eitel 20 April 2005

Oh Michael, this is such a great example of a poem being what you didn't say...and all the words you cut out do speak volumes. This is a good one. It broke my heart.

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Michael Shepherd 16 April 2005

So atmospheric and so intriguing.. I read it three times in case the words had changed while I wasn't lookoing...

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