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©2018 Barren Magazine. An Alt.Lit Introspective.

Drinking Coffee on a Friday Evening


by Stephen Briseño

It’s a strange thought
that when you die
your hair stops with your body.
Your fingernails too.
It’s not just a not-breathing
that happens, but a not-growing.
And I can’t decide which is more tragic:
to no longer be a sail
or to no longer be a garden.

Header photograph © Jason D. Ramsey.

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  1. Terry Palmer

    I’m a coffee drinker as well, and a writer. Often contemplate these issues for my devotionals. Well said poem which causes one to stop and think
    Bless you as you write.

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