The Junction
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The Junction

A Tropical Thanatopsis

Light verses on leaving

Sunset, Charleston, SC ©2007 Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

“¿Qué es la vida? Una ilusión,
una sombra, una ficción,
y el mayor bien es pequeño:
que toda la vida es sueño,
y los sueños, sueños son.”
Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Another day, another death.
I went online today to tell
An old friend “Fare thee well”
And found he’d taken his last breath.



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Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

Ronald C. Flores-Gunkle

An aging humanist hanging on to the idea that there is hope for humankind — against all current indications. You can see his published work on Amazon.