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Is this Heaven? ....No, it's Iowa.

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<-- 1923 Zelienople, PA, High School Yearbook

If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn't want to know.
But, there is another question, which
Requires another view,
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?


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When the plane went down in San Francisco, I thought of my friend M. He's obsessed with plane crashes.
He memorizes the wrecked metal details, the clear cool skies cut by black scars of smoke.
Once, while driving, he told me about all the crashes: The one in blue Kentucky, in yellow Iowa.
How people go on, and how people don't.
It was almost a year before I learned that his brother was a pilot.
I can't help it,
I love the way men love.

Accident Report in the Tall, Tall Weeds - Ada Limón




The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
— Mark Twain