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Oct 2016
Stars of tragedy.
Stories of their untimely demise
Told soberly in newsprint.

Stretching from Africa to Mexico,
Victims of natural disasters, crime,
And of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

What was here is lost.
What was warm is forever gone.
These envelopes that remain can be stamped with anyone’s address.

In the end, it’s all the same
Dust
That settles in the melting ***:

Empty shells littering beaches,
Dried-out husks,
Vacant houses.
"Bodies" is a poem from my book, "Camera Obscura", available both at Lulu.com and Amazon.
Erin Suurkoivu
Written by
Erin Suurkoivu  F/Canada
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