Two Kinds of Dead People by Ralph James Savarese

Two Kinds of Dead People

Scientists call
getting lost
in a
book “transport.”
It’s the
same with
death, really.
You’re delivered
like a
FedEx package,
conveyed by
escalator or
moving sidewalk.
You must
get lost
to live.

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Ralph James Savarese is the author of two collections of poetry, Republican Fathers (Nine Mile Books) and When This Is Over: Pandemic Poems (Ice Cube Press). He lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

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