How come Denis dead so soon
Through poking of the borax
The only clue a crooked spoon
Lodged firmly in his thorax.

by Gavin East, from Top of the Morning Book of Epitaphs, ed Brian Edwards, Tandem Press, Auckland, 1998.

We thank the author and editor for permission to reproduce this item, and offer our apologies to Denis Dutton for not consulting him first….

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