By Jade Jackson

A Poem About Death

With each heavy breath,
a life less.

With every second more
stories drift ever further from you.

Your life that now exists,
remains in words
told by others.

A lifetime of love, food, shopping, travel, family
and heartache.

At the end, your life or mine,
it’s all the same
a heavy heart,
a deep breath
and a sigh.

If you could pick the soundtrack,
what last song
would you choose?

A ballad? A foxtrot? A Broadway musical? …

Jade Jackson

Author of Drunk Love Sober Death (poetry), Compass (play) and Alice Kant (Romance..cough). Find everything, including my podcasts at

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