In Dead Earnest



If I should die before I wake
All my bone and sinew take
Put them in the compost pile
To decompose a little while

Sun, rain and worms will have their way
Reducing me to common clay
All that I am will feed the trees
And little fishes in the seas

When corn and radishes you munch
You may be having me for lunch
The excrete me with a grin
Chortling, There goes Lee again

‘Twill be my happiest destiny
To die and live eternally


by Lee Hayes (1979), thanks to Kirk for submitting.

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