For an event
That’s nothing more
Than the afterward
Of a long story
Already read
Where the outcome
Was less than satisfying
But the natural conclusion
Of a long and winding tale
Where the heroine
Had finally found her place
In this crazy world
A story where every tragedy
Was met with resilience
A story where minutes
After she experienced
A larger measure
Of happiness and peace
Than she had in years
She died suddenly
A dark twist
That only the most gifted author
Could ever hope
To get away with
An ending guaranteed
To leave the reader
Struggling to finish the last page

So as we wait
To say goodbye
All I can think
Is that this is an afterward
I’d just rather not read

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