dr. frankenstein i presume?
there will be warehouses for everyone over 80
where u will be kept alive all frankenstein+dulleyed
pill dispensers will dispense pill dispensers the new
pills pink yellow blue some cut in 2 what if we
treated death like the final exalted act it clearly is
perhaps the pill dispensers have disabled our soulholes?
or the hefty books of religion have numbed us to a pulpy
mess? be bold +cut the backs of every blisterpack
fill the graves with candycoloured opiates
the dead don’t need them
they’ve escaped ! up there somewheres smoking
drinking fucking +cavorting with communists but
mostly laughing at us
we who write Do Not Resuscitate on their files force
feed the feeble bloodthinners rhythmadjusters +filthy
to flow freely
fear to tread
..that was the end..everybody walked away from our
species’ least favourite activity – and he was left behind..
..they had found their rhythm ..an archaic ritual ..like old
fashioned workmen feeding a furnace with fuel.. stop
burying my father’s face! ..but they couldn’t stop and
they wouldn’t stop..
(Philip Roth Everyman 2006 *read at yer own risk)
Summer 2022 ..summer of ghouls..