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Bag Of Mice

I dreamt your suicide note
Was scrawled in pencil on a brown paperbag,
& in the bag were six baby mice. The bag
Opened into darkness,
Smoldering
From the top down. The mice,
Huddled at the bottom, scurried the bag
Across a shorn field. I stood over it
& as the burning reached each carbon letter
Of what you’d written
Your voice released into the night
Like a song, & the mice
Grew wilder.

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Poem Bag Of Mice - Nick Flynn