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Fly to Crete, head for the western tip of the island.
Stay overnight, if you like, in the port town of Chania.
At dawn drive some more. Have the boat owner
you met in the bar the night before meet you at the beach spilling into the Mediterranean. Have his pilot
take you out a mile or two on the water.
There you are pretty close to midpoint
between Rome and Jerusalem.
Have him inscribe
your name on the burial bag
in Latin and Hebrew.
Yes, I know, the double tombstone
in the Jewish cemetery back in Connecticut
has Ethel’s name carved in Hebrew and English.
Be sure to carve my name in Latin and Hebrew.
Sim Warkov

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