not today

February 23, 2016 § 2 Comments

not today
the first thing is to

check the obituaries
if I find I am not listed

in this log of celebrated travelers

then I suppose 

I will get on with my day
proof of life in the form of omission

and a distinct lack

of angelic harmonizing

as I make my entrance 

onto the cold stage of morning 

car keys in one hand

coffee in the other
(c) 2016 Fred Whitehead 

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