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unwelcome visitor

May 17, 2017
By AlaNova ELITE, Naperville, Illinois
AlaNova ELITE, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Dalai Lama said, "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called YESTERDAY and the other is called TOMORROW, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live..."

I keep dreaming of death
as a person who will not
be refused. He or she or it
will stay there because that’s
what death does, and it’s
a person, any type of murderer
who puts stitches over mouths, 
I never thought I would
be able to see
a graveyard in the catacombs of
our bunk bed, made in
this house when we first
moved in, yet I can smell
the lemon spray the serial
killer's supposed to have
doused his cupboard with
to make sure no one smelled what
he kept
in there, I wondered sorely
what it would be like
to feel nothing at the sight
of human rot, not full of
electric wires that won’t
turn on, they’re all on fire
I never thought I would
be able to see
a museum display, a walled
glass case in the roof
of my bottom bunk, myself
the ancient artifact
boxed in, in fact 
sometimes I wake up thinking
it a tomb, go to sleep knowing
it might be, if I ever wake up
I won’t recognize death, because
it always came as a visitor
a guest.

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