You dead or what?
“There are the dead and those who claim to be dead”,
“For someone who’s supposed to be
dead you seem to be doing a lot of
he said arching an eyebrow;
“Not that I would question your right
to identify as dead”,
his lips dripping with irony;
“Merely that your present vivacity
doesn’t immediately convey to others
an impression that you are indeed dead”.
Hearing this mortophobic prejudice,
the one identifying as dead slid back
into the coffin muttering,
they’d wait until someone sympathetic
to their lifestyle choice comes along.