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Poem for Michael


I hope death is not an ordeal

a swirl of bureaucracy

& paperwork

waiting rooms

& confrontations with clerks

in windowless cubicles


or is it a cocktail party

that never ended

where everyone is young again

& doesn’t have a drinking problem


Long Live Michael Pingarron!


Captain Ahab

one wild eye

bent mouth

slurred speech

incendiary poems

spat like grenades

full of seeds



[Originally published in NHS 2011, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs11/.]