the book of dying 1:5…

the word spread ignore the dead
all dead children would have died
there was nothing to be done
accept your fate pray to god

 

the same fate awaits…

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these pages
have not always
been empty
i can see
where they’ve
been erased
the imprints
of other lives
are here
i can make out
some partial names
and
several dates
but
none
are distinct
in today’s light
perhaps
if i write
my name
in the margins
it will not be
eras….