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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Shrouds

Do not aim to be buried in white.
You cannot hope for the
Baptismal robe to last til the end.
Wrestle in the mud.
Climb trees and swing on vines.
Roll in the grass.
Plant flowers and trees, pull weeds.
Fix cars and hamburgers.
Hold dying cats and friends
Close – don’t be afraid of stains.
Give birth, feed toddlers.
You’ll be clothed in
A rainbow
Of life by the end.
Do not aim to be buried in white.

Betsy McKenzie
July 24, 2007

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