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sometimes death comes
at the hand of
natural causes,
sometimes death comes
at the hand of
freak accidents,
and
sometimes death comes
at the hand of
man and woman’s inhumanity
to man and woman.

it’s hard
there’s no doubt about that,
but if you can pause,
take a deep breath,
and look death
right square in the eye,
if you can hold yourself steady
and gaze at it long and hard
from a place of curiosity
and wonder,
if you can stay
instead of running away
at the first possible moment,
sometimes,
every now and then,
you see spots of beauty.

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