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Let us not die peacefully

by abracadabra

Let us not die peacefully.

Let us not leave
silently, head
shakingly, shoulder
shruggingly, hearts
sighingly. Sombre holy water,
sprinkled over those

ashy kisses on our mouths
from campfired marshmallows
while we watched the night sky
turn towards the sea,

would do little.
Snuffed candles would not conceal the

four moles on your neck
Jenkins, Harlow, Bertie, Blob.

Let us die like the day,
glorious and blinding.

Let us die like demons,
bloody and snarling,
heroic and doomed.

Please, let us die
like galaxies, flashing
with the explosions of stars,
blowing themselves apart.