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Dona Nobis Pacem                                                                                                                             —Ln. grant us your peace

 

Sailing on a sunset cruise at Key West.

Grant us your peace.

Watching Pelicans skimming over crests.

Grant us your peace.

Two moms in deck chairs, babies at their breasts.

Grant us your peace.

 

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The news: a shooting. Irate protests.

Grant us your peace.

A mob of men riot. Countless arrests.

Grant us your peace.

Click the remote. Go tour in Budapest.

Grant us your peace.

Pan to a Black Stork rising from her nest.

Grant us your peace.

Switch to climbers freezing on Everest.

Grant us your peace.

Thumb off. Ponder what to buy and divest.

Grant us your peace.

 

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A stabbing pain shoots on the left-side chest.

Grant us your peace.

The cardiac doc does an ECG test.

Grant us your peace.

“It’s terminal heart disease. A year, at best. ”

Grant us your peace.

That night, lightning flashed from the east to the west.

Grant us your peace.

 

 

 

 

 

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