All that I’m saying is corpses do exist.
And, some day, we will all be one.
But, until that time, perhaps spending a bit more time in their presence
might help us to cut down on the amount we are directly or indirectly responsible for creating.
And then look at some more trees.
Rest in some more grass.
Watch more TV.
Do it well. With a good feeling.
like a loon skating across a frozen lake.
Like a really good athlete.
And another thing.
It’s really important to learn to talk to old people.
Things are harder for them in ways you don’t even think about
(This poem was originally recited at Vibes Music Store on October 9, 2014 in Indianapolis)