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Standing Ovation

Back off Death.

The better part of my ego wins today.


I still have hilarious stories to tell.

Painful and complicated and hilarious stories.


I still have unlikely colors to mix.

Brilliant and elusive and unlikely colors.


I still have fantastic people to meet.

Unreachable and stubborn and fantastic people.


I still have dangerous places to visit.

Vibrant and undiscovered and dangerous places.


I still have impossible shit to do.

Enormous and bewildering and impossible shit.


Pardon me for not having time for you today.

If I’m going, I’m going out to a standing ovation.


And the performance hasn’t ended yet.

So back the fuck off.


There lie my remains.

Whittled carcass.

As the predator birds

have their final way with me.


But what’s left to fight over?

(for those bothering to battle)

Scraps is all.


Scattered in the cruel desert

which was once my sanctuary.


Soon to be bones bleached

white by the sun.

Left, but not buried.

Just scorched memories

and forgotten hope.