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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

David Colodney

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Bury me in a Jewish cemetery
sing Bob Marley's "Redemption Song"
at my graveside wake, confuse attendees
expecting psalms, prayers, or Springsteen.

Serve gin and tonics, but only use Bombay
Sapphire. Celebrate my sarcasm,
wear masks of sunflowers
and cellophane,

let the minion be vegetarian, at least pescatarian,
spin stories embellished like tall tales and fables,
dish my dust under shallow Florida turf
and surf, my burial at sea of sorts,

sing work songs as you shovel
dirt on my submerged pine box.
Drown out the rental rabbi's words,
bury me in a Jewish cemetery.