NPD Anthology 2002

 

 

to life, a death, a party
by Sherry Pasquarello


all the arrangements have been made.
lists,
the food, anything but must include kentuky fried chicken and bowls and bowls of
m&ms
the music, ah, aerosmith and at least one playing of,
"in my life" by the beatles,
and booze, oh god, booze.
i'd never live it down if they ran out before most of them passed out!
i've typed out pages of poetry, mine and my favorites.
bought the book that has the poem i want my friends to read now and again
and think of me. (neruda, of course!)
i've every intention of joining in the celebrating.
my life, my ashes in an urn.
my death, someday....