For my sister Lynda: This is not her eulogy

 

She should have been

nearer. She should

have remained

transparent,

not weighed down

with quandary.

 

When they found her

she was alone

and the bed was made.

When they found her she was complete,

like the closing of a

mirror, the set-down comb,

the clip

of small scissors.


Dan Collins

Spectral nothing: (1.) The idea that one has a BFA from the University of North Texas, (2.) that one is quite happily married and lives in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., Earth (3.) Can be further expanded to include a powerful love of poetry found later in life* [Alternate diagnosis: In certain lights this concept may also include the countermanding void between swimming freely in non-corporeal seas of contentment and flopping on the floor like a fish.] (4.) Not much.

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For my sister Lynda: This is not her eulogy

 

She should have been

nearer. She should

have remained

transparent,

not weighed down

with quandary.

 

When they found her

she was alone

and the bed was made.

When they found her she was complete,

like the closing of a

mirror, the set-down comb,

the clip

of small scissors.


Dan Collins

Spectral nothing: (1.) The idea that one has a BFA from the University of North Texas, (2.) that one is quite happily married and lives in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., Earth (3.) Can be further expanded to include a powerful love of poetry found later in life* [Alternate diagnosis: In certain lights this concept may also include the countermanding void between swimming freely in non-corporeal seas of contentment and flopping on the floor like a fish.] (4.) Not much.

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