I thought of the head boy –
most likely to succeed
went into the woods
behind the gym one day
with only meth and a can of 7-up
and a photo of his mum
and a long rope.
— from “Conkers”
E.E. Cummings tried to tell us that “dying is fine,” but
& artificial &
evil & legal
where as Thomas Stewart bluntly reminds us that death, well, death just is. It happens. We either deal with it or we don’t. We either understand it or don’t. We either commit it or don’t, but either way, it will happen.
This is not a guide toward love, light, and inspiration. This is not a tribute to finding God through death. This is looking at Death, and letting them know that while it might be a minute, you’ll leave a light on.
Stewart gives the reader a straight-forward glimpse into life at Death’s pace. But, it’s okay, Death, for the most part, walks slowly.