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Deaths Must Be Reported

by R. Mac Jones

“Deaths Must Be Reported,”
so, “new blanks”
have been sent.

The dictum was received
by all the undertakers
on the frontier planets,

along with “other forms.”
Empty forms need
filling to preserve

relevant information.
Filling empty things
takes care. The blank

requires meticulousness,
but this the undertaker
already knows, meticulous

prevents skin slip: the tearing
as the epidermis
softens and separates

from the underlying dermis
or “true skin.”

Deaths must be reported,
as the surface
moves away so soon.

Copyright © 2018 by R. Mac Jones

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