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“Diamonds [can be] made from carbon captured during the cremation process…”
Chicago Tribune August 20, 2002.
You say it can be done. You tell me
anyone can sparkle
for a price. Ashes refined
then crushed in the final hug that makes you a star; a diamond to be worn
in navel, tongue, or nipple. You,
who threw yourself down—In abandon?
For love?—refuse to …
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