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Brief Notes on a Suicide Foretold

When you wave goodbye to the World,

for the last time,

don’t tell them that you’ll never be back;

It only makes the world sad

to hear such things,makes it feel

sadder than it already is;

So when you do wave goodbye,

goodbye, goodbye, forever and anon,

don’t tell them anything except

that you’re looking forward to some

time away and having a great time,

and that you’ll write.

Andes Tourist Attraction

The nameless old Indian died,

the one who begged

daily by the fountain;

He fell over in

the Plaza during Siesta,

so inconsiderate,

interrupting the

morgue attendant’s

enjoyment of the

broadcast soccer game;

Matters could have been worse,

retrieving a body

from the fountain itself

would have attracted

unfavourable comment

in the local press and broadcast media,

perhaps dissuading tourists

from enjoying the many Civic

amenities and places of interest

such as the fountain,

where begging is not permitted.

Brief Notes on a Suicide Foretold (Rebooted 20/11/2019}

When you wave goodbye to the World,

for the last time,

don’t tell them that you’ll never be back;

It only makes the world sad

to hear such things,makes it feel

sadder than it already is;

So when you do wave goodbye,

goodbye, goodbye, forever and anon,

don’t tell them anything except

that you’re looking forward to some

time away and having a great time,

and that you’ll write.