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After the Third Death
                    The third is that moment, sometime in the future,
                     when your name is spoken for the last time.

                                                    --David Eagleman

Ashes have dissolved
like thoughts on the tongue

A palimpsest of showers
briefly stains and restains–
somewhere–a stone

A silence deepens,
like blue or red
growing more saturated,
more pure, on the walls
of an empty room
slowly filling
with morning sun

You have
never been born




Judy Kronenfeld
Copyright © 2010  

Judy Kronenfeld’s most recent poetry collection, Light Lowering in Diminished Sevenths (Litchfield Review Press, 2008), was the winner of the 2007 Litchfield Review Poetry Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals including Cimarron Review, Natural Bridge, the American Poetry Journal, Calyx, and the Pedestal.

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