How We Go On MAG

September 30, 2013
By JulieKate SILVER, Niceville, Florida
JulieKate SILVER, Niceville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The brain is wider than the sky."--Emily Dickinson.


Sometimes, I think the sun will burn us to a crisp.
The heat, the humidity, the sweltering summer will grow
too intense, and we will all shrivel up and
die.

Like the earthworms on my driveway. Recoiling
into ourselves beneath
the sun's poisonous glare.
Our lives cut short by factors beyond our control.

Other times, I think a plague will wipe us out.
News reports flashing on television screens,
and middle-aged men, mouths open,
staring blankly …
the unfathomable report reflected in their glassy eyes:
Foreign bacteria found on mice. Thousands dead in first day. More fatalities to come.
The gist?
Keep your loved ones close. The inevitable is coming.

Most times, I try not to think about how we will die.
Instead, I occupy my brain with remembrances of opening letters
specifically addressed to me.
With memories of listening to Bill Cosby and his routine about
a chicken heart,
laughing in the backseat of the car with my mother,
her hand holding mine.

Most times, I try not to think about how we go
but how we go on.



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on Nov. 28 2013 at 9:07 pm
JulieKate SILVER, Niceville, Florida
6 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The brain is wider than the sky."--Emily Dickinson.

Thank you for reading my work! :)

DestinyR. said...
on Oct. 8 2013 at 8:45 am
DestinyR., MANCHESTER, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"live for today not tomorrow."

i like this poem cause i realite to it?!!? :} 

Mark said...
on Oct. 7 2013 at 10:14 pm
Sad. I stand with you, this is the same question I ask. But like you " I think how we go on."

on Oct. 7 2013 at 6:40 pm
transparantspirit434 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. -Hebrews 13:5

This is beautiful.


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