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After Camonghne Felix’s “Lost Poem RX”

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The stranger across the street
Asks me if I want to die, and I say
Only if it is a happy death
If I were to die now

I’m not worried about
missing out on my first drink
being able to rent cars
owning my first house
or waiting to turn 65
for the chance to retire

Yes, my heart yearns
for the day it stops beating
It is indeed a burning
Choice out of desire
but I am not running
towards death. It must come to me

And when that day
is near arrival
Do not ask me to keep
fighting. I am taking the
passageway that leads to

my ancestors,
answers how
the Egyptians built
the Pyramids, and crafts a
body that knows no Illness

If you want to know how are we so
Compatible with death
The secret lies in           the syntax
Written in the code of
life: God’s program for humanity.

Cristian Dunn is a junior majoring in Creative and Professional Writing at Cumberland University. Under the tutelage of Sandee Gertz, Cristian’s artistic talents have truly begun to blossom. He was blessed to have Anders Carlson Wee critique his work in a workshop. When Cristian is not spending his time writing, he likes to learn as much as he can about the supernatural aspects of the world, with angels being one of his major interests.