es muy complicado…

this
dying stuff
is far more
difficult
than
advertised
for example
you must
have
an attorney
to
clarify
the disposition
of
all assets
in order
to assure
that
some
portion
of
your hard
fought for
residual fortune
anything
over a dollar
falls into this category
according to eye penny
government collectors
is
apportioned
as
you wished
you heard
me right
some
portion
see
there’s
the federal
and
state
grave robbers
to contend with
and
relatives
that
only
know
your name
from
the obit
who arise
like
the second coming
once
they know
you”re
truly dead
and
may
have
something
they want
there will be
of course
the usual fees
for
your burial
a penalty
no doubt
for dying
since
i’m fairly certain
that
the heavenly host
and/or
their counter-revolutionaries
aren’t
charging
a surcharge
for
ascension
or
descension

in support of the new president…

the brown bag prophet
was mulling over
several
impeachment flyers
rapidly populating
public bulletin boards
when he
said
to me
there’s
too much
criticism
of the new president
don’t these people know
the new president
believes in
bank of america
in fact
he’s using
america
as
his
bank

preparing for death…

as aunt bea
and
i
were leaving
the grocery store
a young man
from the gym
and
health spa
next door
was standing
beneath
one of those
easy-up tents
encouraging
passers-by
to visit their facility
for
a free
physical make-over
noting
how
such
a program
could provide
a rebirth of youth
aunt bea
said
there comes
a time
young man
when
you have
to admit
that the mainspring
is busted
and
no amount of winding
is going
to make
the clock
run any longer
best to
just
enjoy each tick
or
toc
as a beautiful day
one
at a time