SOMETIMES I GET EMAILS FROM FRIENDS WHO DIED. FACEBOOK KEEPS EVERYONE THERE

THIS MORNING I GOT AN EMAIL FROM MY OLD FRIEND

MARC WHO DIED  A FEW YEARS AGO AT THE RIVERDALE HOME.

THEY SAID HE CHOKED ON A HOTDOG SOMEONE BROUGHT IN FOR

HIM BUT HE’D BEEN SICK FOREVER. THIS MORNING MARC’S HEADLINE

READ I DIDN’T KNOW THIS BEFORE AND I THOUGHT MAYBE MARC WAS

EMAIING ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE. HERE I AM HE’D SAY IN HIS MARC WAY.

HE WAS FUNNY AND NOT A BELIEVER IN ANYTHING MUCH SO HEARING

WHAT HE HAD TO SAY NOW WOULD BE AMAZING BUT INSTEAD HE WROTE

ME THE VERY SAME EMAIL MY FRIEND LINDA WHO DIED A WHILE AGO TOO SENT

ABOUT A LOAN THAT WAS POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE IN MY

CIRCUMSTANCES AND I WONDERED ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MADE

IT POSSIBLE FOR TWO DEAD PEOPLE TO SEND THE VERY SAME EMAIL TO ME.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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