Death update speaks to Republican Icon

it is true that death and sickness is sad
that it is sad again
and again

and important that we do not become
callous because of its repetition

but it is not true that it is surprising
or shocking

it is absurd that we cry out
as if it is a mistake

it is both very sad
and natural

very sad
and normal

very sad
and to be expected

very sad
and inevitable

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if i say too much
it is because

a part of me worries
this is my last chance

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John McCain
the last
respectable
Republican