The Day Amiri Died

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By Bob Holman

The Day Amiri Died

My eyes came out

They were psychedelic (healthy)

And I met with the endangered language people

They were speaking my language

I saw the doctor

Another doctor

This one had prescribed my pill regimen 14 years

Of that pill regimen, now he had the gray hair

My daughter and I detrimmed the tree

We read her sides for the big audition

For a Daddy, that is bliss

And then I set to work

On the intro to the book

When I got the word

Amiri had died

And everyone and I
Stopped breathing