on retainer

After reading several obituaries during the course of my job today, I’m struck with the importance of keeping a writer friend or two around until my dying days. Otherwise, the paper could read something like this: “She died. She had two nieces and a nephew. There is no service. Cremation. The end.”

Doesn’t everyone deserve to be celebrated a tiny bit?


One Comment on “on retainer”

  1. Duffy says:

    Good point. Probably not the same if you end up writing it yourself first because you’re afraid of what someone else would come up with? (Have heard of others doing this)

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every city employed a poet just to write obituaries?

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