“The Dead Ones Can’t Sit Down” (poem) (mine).

The Dead Ones Can’t Sit Down

 

So much can reverse

between two people

 

Which loves the other more

which is taller

 

Which is more successful

which has longer hair

 

or better bedroom light

the better job or luck

 

But everyone older than I am

will retain that older glean until I die

 

Except those who die

like he did

 

at the age of twenty-four

fallen from a building

 

And now I’m twenty-seven

looking in at years to come

 

living in a house

sitting down on warm front porches

 

with friends that were his

first

 

mine second

mine last

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s