Friday, November 10, 2006

Poem: What If I Had Only A Few Hours To Live?

At any time I could walk outside and be hit by a falling space toilet.
So. Should I:
pay these bills--so I won’t leave debts?
watch tv--and laugh my last hours away?
do the laundry--so my corpse will be freshly dressed?
take a nap--so I die refreshed?
mow the lawn--so the neighbours will feel better?
ground my daughter--for staying out late and enjoying life?
say good-bye to my family--or try to take them with me?
make love or have sex--can I do both at the same time?
go for a walk--so I will croak physically fit?

What if I had only a few hours to live?

Maybe I need more time.

Victor Schwartzman

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