Death on the Mississippi

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Death on the Mississippi

Aiden Leise, Staff Writer

A wife buries her husband, who had

One more drink, before driving home

On an old and crumbling road.

 

Two parents grieve over a son

Who, unsupervised, succumbed to the heat

In excess of 105°.

 

A confused community lays to rest a teen

Whose tornado of a mind finally caught up to her

One night, alone, in her room.

 

A new generation buries an older one,

Wanting to leave without a clue

Of what they’ll do once they get there.

 

And the flatness of the delta rolls on

Seemingly forever.

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