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07.13.13 Posted in today's words by

Scott Owens’ most recent poem to appear here was The Kindness of Strangers (April 2013).

By Scott Owens

I want to be used up by life,
all resources expended,
all reserves exhausted,
thistle picked clean.
river run dry.
I want to work to the last
minute at making and giving,
and take nothing with me.

After my last breath,
if there is anything left
unused, I’ll feel I’ve failed,
and will only be saved by those
who need what I have
coming to carry it away.

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