Wake

Some plan a "nice" funeral -
tasteful procession of lilies
and sensitive eulogies;
with thoughtful hymns
to inspire delicate mourning.

Don't come to my funeral
I don't want one anyway.
Spare me your choice platitudes
(and your compulsion to speak).
Rather spend your day walking,
feeding your cat, cleaning
the toilet and performing
other mundane chores.

For in the end it doesn't matter
not to me, nor to the universe.

 


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