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(DV) Engel: Miraculous as Air







Miraculous as Air
by Adam Engel
August 6, 2005

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But even that car won't arrive
with no mortician left alive
to loaf behind the wheel
and urge mourners to feel
emotions besides dread,
or at least respect the dead,
if not for sadness or true grief,
perhaps remembrance of belief
that there would be another day
of sun and air and like display
of Spring and Future and the Bloom
of Life, despite the  gloom
of children taken, promptly gone;
the knowledge that things won't go on.
Such luxuries as Hope beyond Despair
would be, for us, miraculous as air.

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