The Alternative To Living Forever

This may sound odd, but I like it that I am going to die. It beats the alternative of living forever. Imagine the horror of that. And I don’t think the ‘death drive’ should be repressed, any more than the sex drive. All repression is damaging: anything that sits in the depths, growing, feeding on the dark is going to go Creature From The Black Lagoon on us sooner or later.
John Burnside

Photograph taken in Retford, February 2018.


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