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the Cycle of Life 2010

Janet Kuypers
(poetry converted to prose)

    when my mother died, that’s when the forest fire started. and the whole forest burned down.
    i know, i know, the cycle of life, i get it. but since then, i’ve collected plants — i can’t let things die. my office is like a rainforest and these hanging growing creatures have taken over my home.
    i know, i get it, the cycle of life. but now that she’s gone, i want to make sure that everything lives.

Chicago poet Janet Kuypers
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