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Nothing But Good

( after Louise Glück )


My parents at opposites,
and I in the middle.
Of the death nothing but good.
The plan as it’s shown
on the chart,
I can’t have it said of me,
unless it’s every bit
the painful truth,
on the edge of the maw,
a flower-eater.

I met halfway
as it was foolish sense.
And, looking in,
campaigned for mercy
and mother.
I grew into this old life filled
with blind dates, stretch lines.
The Lord is my Shepherd.
Of the death nothing but good.

Written by Heaven_sent_Kathy
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Author's Note
85 total words
Inspired by Glück’s “The Open Grave” https://www.google.com/amp/s/slate.com/culture/1998/09/the-open-grave.amp

For the Classic Corner Louise Glück tribute “Archaic Fragment”, co-hosted by Ahavati & JohnnyBlaze.
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