“Death in His Robe” by Sarah T. Jewell

Sarah T. Jewell



Drawing by Adam D. Thompson

from Rattle #68, Summer 2020
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Sarah T. Jewell: “When I received Adam’s drawing in the mail, I thought, wow, it looks like Death is coming after Death! Then I thought more about what that would mean, and I decided to call the plant-like tentacles coming from behind the window shade: Life. I imagined how Death might feel if he lost his job and his very existence was threatened, and the sonnet grew from there.” (web)

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