"It's about words, and words are all I have…"

dead can dance

a smallish man with a penchant for

cart+pony show jokes  picked up our

mother’s dead body  last Monday


his name was  Mordecai


after beating him about the head+neck

for insensitivity +near idiocy  i allowed

him to proceed


with one caveat  hurt my mother + i hurt you

at 5 foot 2  he’d intended to lift her model’s

frame  corpulent+decompose    ALONE!


our largish death doula administered karate

kicks  as my old bro + i  each grabbed a side

+began to heave-ho


mother believed  casting pearls before the swine

the 8th deadly sin  she began to spin  +dance the



old flames appeared too  Tony Curtis (aka Bernie Schwartz)

and Joe Dimaggio   father did not dance  ever   he grooved

like a beat poet  deeply invested in Coolsville


..Think Pig! Think!.. (Pozzo  Waiting for Godot  Samuel Beckett)

Fall 2022  ..what was was..



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