Poemdog

Dogs 2019

LAST RITES
(3/28/19)


yes

you're
dying

we all
die

you've
always known
that you were
going to pass
away

so you're
prepared

right?

funeral

burial

and/or cremation
already
arranged?

no?

then we
pile
all of your
shit

place
your corpse
on top
of the pyre

set
the whole
collection
ablaze

fast

final

finished

no?

you wanted
a fine coffin?

an ornate
service?

a large
crowd?

flowery
speeches?

too
fucking
bad

the fate
of your remains
is now
in our
hands

and we have
no love
of ceremony

you should've
planned

you should've
paid
for what
you wanted

like buying
a home

a car

death
is simply life's
final
transaction

handle it

or it
will be handled
for you

goodbye
now

the ashes
await