Mourning Coffee: The Tale of the Dead Coffee Table Wife

I recently went to Bristol for a conference and was thrilled to be able to spend my lunch hour roaming around the Death: The Human Experience exhibition. Part of the exhibit was a poem by Ash Dickinson called ‘Glass Coffin Coffee Table Wife’ which is based on one of those fake internet rumours begun by a cheesy site. However it occurred to me I’d never posted about it or explained why the story of the dead wife in a coffee table can’t possibly be true. Here’s the tale as it was written:

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