A poem for Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens ceases to be;
A remarkable life he led.
He isn’t in heaven; he isn’t in hell —
He is simply, emphatically, dead.


Christopher Hitchens in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2010. (Marvin Joseph/WASHINGTON POST)

Gene Weingarten is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writes "Below the Beltway," a weekly humor column that is nationally syndicated.

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