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Not Dead Yet.

Updated on December 3, 2009

Not dead yet.

Flies are circling

all around my head
just out of reach...

for now, they hover
in hopes of

soon regurgitating
the many flavours

of my skin
but they've still

failed to discover
this meal

shirks participation
for as of now...

I'm not yet dead
so let their useless

wait go on
I'm just a poet

who's reposing
in a hammock

near my willow
watching clouds do

abstract paintings
with my eyes relaxed

...half closed
head perched on

a rain-stained pillow
while from hard work

I'm abstaining
Flit away you maggots,

boasting wings
find some excrement

for your next fling
lest I take a shine

to swatting things
I've got much more

time then you I'll bet
so "Buzz off please.

..I'm not dead yet!"



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    • Ralph Deeds profile image

      Ralph Deeds 8 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Me neither!