Originally Posted: September 19th, 2011
Updated: January 4th, 2020

An original, spontaneous poem based on the prompt mortician.

This one was written for Liz. You can read the other poem I wrote for her here: Hello Tree

@mayhem_and_tattoos sent me an awesome photo. He wrote the poem on his gloved hand:


Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

They think I study
because I’m morbid.
But really
the analysis
of unmoving bodies
makes one reconsider
the steps they take
in their own life,
the mistakes they make
and their own regrets.

september 15th 2011

Notes on Death

If you enjoyed “Mortician,” you might enjoy this poem about Mushrooms, Death Suits, and Twitter.

A huge thank you to the lovely Caitlin Doughty, the founder of the Order of the Good Death, for sharing this post. She wrote the wonderful book, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” which I read while working at Labyrinth Books in Princeton:

If you’re interested in learning more about conscious death and green burials, check out the book by Caitlin as well as these authors:

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