A.A. Bondy
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For What I Don't Become

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BBC America

Saddest Ghost Lamp

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Here's Hoping for Cosmic Irony No. 512

Please join me in praying that the Pope hangs on; specifically, let us pray that he clings to life but stabilizes in a semi-vegetative state, just conscious enough to comprehend his own misery as he lingers, year after year, trapped inside a useless and atrophied body, cruelly forced to endure breath after hated breath by unthinking machines while tubes pump nutritive goo into his stomach.