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Going to the Cemetery

Matthew Spira
Sep 27 · 1 min read
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“Why should I go to that cemetery?
It’s filled with losers.”
We don’t have a choice, do we?
I mean ultimately?

When I go to that cemetery
I hope it’s in the company of people
who will remember and celebrate
all the ways I loved; the ways we
loved; the ways we together experienced
joy; the accumulation of life’s detail
and texture; of trying to make things
better, even if our muddling best
didn’t always seem good enough
at the time — the depth and resonance
and the beautiful complexity of a life
reticulating into other lives; all our
connections to one another coming
together in the singularity of the moment
when I go to that cemetery.

I pity those who were given so much,
yet will be remembered for so little.

— Matthew S. Spira © 2020

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Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: matthewspira.org. 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale: amzn.to/2x5uj

Matthew Spira

Ever-growing collection of poetry. Now with audio (in-progress)!

Matthew Spira

Written by

Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: matthewspira.org. 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale: amzn.to/2x5uj

Matthew Spira

Ever-growing collection of poetry. Now with audio (in-progress)!

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