‘But one day, I know,
it will be otherwise.’
In my Green-Wood post, I mentioned the NPR piece on the last thoughts of the dead. It turns out to be a short story by Luc Sante called The Unknown Soldier. Powerful stuff. Listen to the audio track if you can.
From the same site, a Jane Kenyon poem that appeared in the New Yorker last year. Read Without, poems written after her death by her husband Donald Hall, for poignant counterpoint.