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Sevenling: Life is a Drying

September 2, 2008

(after the Merina of Madagascar)

Life is a drying, a journey
from water to dust. The skin hangs,
the blood slows, flesh hardens and turns

to wire and stone. And death is a drying.
The grave leaches life’s liquids.
Flesh lets out its water, skin crisps to ashes.

We humans are nothing but gravedust and bone.

by Nicolette Bethel

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  1. Rob
    September 3, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Yes, nicely done, and well read.

  2. September 4, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Thanks, Rob

  3. September 13, 2008 at 1:48 am

    Yes, beautifully done.

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