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For several years I have celebrated Day of the Dead by writing “calaveras literarias.” Some people write poems for loved ones, but another tradition is to write humorous “tombstones.” I write the latter–or try to. Hope you enjoy!

Here Lies McClurg (2013)

He grabbed a second warm cider–
An excuse to sit down beside her.
But he wanted to die
Hearing Miss Muffet reply
“I’d rather go sit by the spider.”

You can read the previous ones here.

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Stephen McClurg

I like red peppers and Jan ҆vankmajer movies.

1. Current Listening: Lots of soul from Muscle Shoals

2. Current Viewing: A Hard Day's Night (1964).

3. Current Reading: H.G. Wells: In the Days of the Comet

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