Poetry by David Cross

Too Little

There are people trying to die

Pretending to die

Practicing death

But they live on

Live on because their technique is poor

Their commitment is weak

They may have suffered too much

But more likely too little

There are people trying to live

Pretending to live

Practicing life

But they die now

Die now because their technique is good

Their commitment is firm

They may have enjoyed too much

But more likely too little

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David Cross lives in Cambridge, Ontario. His writing often blends the lives and characters of his hometown with those he has encountered on journeys (both real and imagined) throughout North America. His poetry has appeared in Cause & Effect Magazine, and his collection entitled “Colour of Days” was published in book form in 2007. Visit www.colourofdays.ca.

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