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The Document
JoelJosol

He told me
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to start making preparations.
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I listened as if it were
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about someone else,
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the need to do this
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quickly,
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to remain detached,
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business-like,
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keeping eyes clear
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while reading the fine print.
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As the last ritual,
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I burned
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everything left of him-
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his letters,
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photographs,
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dried roses
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inserted between the pages
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of an old greeting card,
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collected in a box.
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At the end,
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I didn't even collect
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the ashes.
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21 Jun 07

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Hurtful, raw, unapologetic emotion without emotionality confusing the issue.  Very well done.
 — Isabelle5

Thanks, Isabelle.

Trimmed some lines.
 — JoelJosol

Dropped the last two lines "except for/my signed document/"
 — JoelJosol

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