“There’s only one natural death, and even that’s Bedcide. For the post-mortem amusement of Richard Brautigan” by Edward Dorn

A B H O R E N C E S
November 10, 1984

Death by over-seasoning: Herbicide
Death by annoyance: Pesticide
Death by suffocation: Carbon monoxide
Death by burning: Firecide
Death by falling: Cliffcide
Death by hiking: Trailcide
Death by camping: Campcide
Death by drowning: Rivercide
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxLakecide
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxOceancide
Death from puking: Curbcide
Death from boredom: Hearthcide
Death at the hands of the medical profession: Dockcide
Death from an overnight stay: Inncide
Death by suprise: Backcide
Death by blow to the head: Upcide
Death from delirious voting: Rightcide
Death from hounding: Leftcide
Death through war: Theircide & Ourcide
Death by penalty: Offcide
Death following a decision: Decide

Edward Dorn, “There’s only one natural death, and even that’s Bedcide. For the post-mortem amusement of Richard Brautigan” from Abhorrences (Black Sparrow Press, 1990)

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1 Response to “There’s only one natural death, and even that’s Bedcide. For the post-mortem amusement of Richard Brautigan” by Edward Dorn

  1. Jerome Bloom says:

    AS
    THE GREAT WHEEL
    TURNS

    WEALL
    LETGO

    ONEWAY
    ORANOTHER

    MY
    FATHER
    INHIS
    SICKBEDDEATHBED

    SPITOUT
    HIS LAST
    PILL

    AS A GOODBY
    ANDIED

    OF
    NATURALCAUSES

    A LOVING
    GIFT
    TOHIS
    SPOUSE

    OFOVER
    50YEARS

    I HOPE
    TO
    EMULATE
    HIM

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