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Cosmic Space Fuck

she was seated by herself
in the front pulpit at one of
the dozens of chapels
at Rose Hills Memorial Park,
curious about the hoards
of Latino people as they
all drove in when she
realized she was at the
wrong funeral. the
grieving family moved
their parked cars out
from blocking hers
so she could be late
to the right funeral,
three weeks before
her own funeral was
held in that very same
chapel, alone yet again,
and far too early for
every last one of us.

  Kevin Ridgeway