Talking To & For Yourself 2013

Talking To & For Yourself

You’ll be going to funerals.

They’ll be coming to yours.

Expect it. Prepare.

Unforeseen or

What they told you;

New born, timeworn: gone,

Pushing you

Against an unknown absolute.

Unimagined, unexpected,

Un-awaited, un-projected

Un- thought out about before –


Antonyms of the above:

It matters.

Then it’s you, your turn to go.

Their turn to organize,

To empty house, to vocalize:

To cry.

The getting ready,

The acceptance or rejection,

Mulling over ‘fore and after

Hinge on pre-work done,

Talking to and for


Talking To & For Yourself 12.16.2013

Birth, Death & In Between II;

Arlene Corwin

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