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Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Second April

BURIAL

Mine is a body that should die at sea!
  And have for a grave, instead of a grave
Six feet deep and the length of me,
  All the water that is under the wave!

And terrible fishes to seize my flesh,
  Such as a living man might fear,
And eat me while I am firm and fresh,--
  Not wait till I've been dead for a year!