As long as you’re living, you’re dying

by July 11, 2023 0 comments

says my Sunday School teacher, until you’re gone
for good
and then she smiled, I’m not afraid
of dying but of that smile I sort of
am, like death itself’s alive but then like
she says everybody’s dying and that’s
life maybe you could say and I’ll say one
thing for her, she makes me think–when I try
to explain her attitude to my mutt
because I can’t really talk to my folks,
they think I’m highly imaginative
anyway, he lowers his head and grins
that grin and then tries to lick my face, which
means that he likes me and of course so does
death and damned if I’m not afraid of dogs.

– Gale Acuff

editors note:

And death will be the last dog we have. – mh clay

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