immortality what is it good for absolutely nothing
the unvarnished truth re: immortality we invented it
out of fear no one from the tribe wanted to be like
the inert guy over there
they poked +prodded +bugs lauded
HELL NO WE WONT GO!
fast forward to the 21st century warehouse blues for
80 – 102 old dementing many fomenting chosen few
sprouting shrouds none too soon
how do u like immortality now?
ask those in the waiting house each+every one will tell u
doctors are ghouls the script pad + jagged little pills devil’s seeds
especially the tinytiny one they can barely see
openmouthed gaping did it go down?
which 60 yr old will ever eat again
with zest gusto aplomb?
hey why not be brave take away the immortality cocktails give them
fine cognac fer chrissakes turn waiting houses into palliative yurts! use
your imagination people (how ’bout a few ladders!)
build places where
the boneold can rest
before the final climb
we don’t need your bingo your dark sarcasm re: non weight bearing
showers your other goulish devices hey people leave the almost
dead to the task of HOME
the eternal return
the anti-dote to your
O Lord i wanna be in that number!
Fall 2022 ..poet needs vacation..