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September 25, 2023

Nobody lives forever and some folks

By Gale Acuff

Nobody lives forever and some folks

never live even once, not really, if
you can call it living, I mean babies
who die while they're being born -- I'm not sure
how much life they've really had but they sure
as shooting haven't lived long enough for
tacos and pizza and popcorn and ice
cream and cookies and cake and cherry pie,
if they're like me they can take or leave
apple but of course there's more to life than
eating, Man doesn't live by bread alone
somebody said, that might've been Jesus
or some super-skinny model so there's
baseball and comic books and their learner's
license when they're 15. They miss so much.

Article © Gale Acuff. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-07-31
Image(s) are public domain.
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