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Not A Suicide Note



I would like to die
if it were guaranteed that I could live again.
I would die and die and die
like Burton in Riverworld.

Coming to life
is almost all of the wonder,
almost all of the joy,
of living.

But that, of course,
would not be death.
That would be living more
than life allows.

I am dying
to live like that.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.