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the fear of death escaped me

July 16, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

my body shudders—
my breath quivering like the
frosty and frightened

night wind—nestled in
your sinewy arms: the fear
of death escaped me

The author's comments:
A scene in which Ernest Hemingway and Gil talk about fear and courage, in the film Midnight in Paris (watch it!), inspired this poem. You must watch it to understand it fully.

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