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Sunday, November 23, 2008

After the fact




Eulogy

Someday I'm gonna move on and I won't want an eulogy.
But an epitaph might be nice.



No Eulogy -- Epitaph

After a morning martini
in the Bonaventure cemetery,
Savannah, Georgia
near Johnny Mercer's gravesite
I saw an other guy's epitaph

Engraved on
the man's tombstone:

CONRAD AIKEN
COSMIC WANDERER

Those words certainly appeal
but damn all they've been taken
so I'll simply settle for
the plain, the more mundane

GERARD C. SMITH
1938-20??

He Came; He Went
He Did No Harm

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