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By Jessica Goree

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Seagulls fishing in the sunshine,

Cold wind nipping at your nose

Hunger clinging to your belly

Frostbite stinging on your toes

The leaves drift by in the wind,

Like lanterns floating in the sky

You dwell for a second on the beauty,

In hopes that soon you will die

Ocean waves crashing on the shoreline,

Blue skies with just a touch of gray

The sun sets with orange and pink and yellow,

And your prayer tonight is this was your last day.

Your extremities start to burn then go numb,

Then warmth pulls you in to it’s embrace,

You drift to sleep with tears in your eyes,

As you die with a smile on your face.

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