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The tired sunsets and tired people it takes a lifetime to die and no time at all

The tired sunsets and tired people it takes a lifetime to die and no time at all
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16 Jap machine gun bullets

Norman
Jimmy
Max killed in World War II
while I hid in old roominghouses
in Philadelphia and San
Francisco
listening to
Mozart and Bach.

others fared differently:
with George it was a bad
liver. Dale died of misled
ambition. Nick went the common hard way of
cancer.
Harry of a
wife and 5 beautiful children.

Jimmy had it right---
trying to bring that bomber back to
England with the motors shot
out. Norman had it
right---
taking 3 hours to die from
16 Jap machine gun bullets.

now we've all got it quite right---
sitting around reading the
comic strips
drinking warm wine and
rolling smokes.
at 6 in the evening we charm our blood and
our manner
as we walk our faces through the
spiderwebs.

we've got it right
we've got it right---
the raven and the waves
the tired sunsets and the ti

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In the end only three things matter how much you loved how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you

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