… stand for all. Let this soul, dead in his bed from heroin and alcohol, represent all of the students who, this academic year, will drug to oblivion.

Not far from graduating from Oklahoma State, he’d been a wrestler in high school, and the autopsy notes his hardiness. “The body is that of an unembalmed, well developed, well nourished white male appearing consistent with the reported age of 22 years.”

The language of the autopsy is somehow beautiful.

The body is clad in a white hospital gown.

Needle marks are noted; a fatty liver. He had been in a hospital before, for toxicity, but this time had been too much.

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2 Responses to “Let this one …”

  1. khalid abdulloyev Says:

    Housman comes to mind

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    khalid: Yes.

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