My absolute favorite author of all time is dead. He inspired me with every word I read. In some way his mind helped form a part of mine.

Requiem by Kurt Vonnegut

When the last living thing

has died on account of us,

how poetical it would be

if Earth could say,

in a voice floating up


from the floor

of the Grand Canyon,

β€œIt is done.”

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Mr. V has always been a friend of death. With that said I wish him the best in the other world.