Categories AMERICAN WRITERS Chicago Betty "NO PERSONS" Post author By Things That Never Made It Into Print Post date March 1, 2017 2 Comments on "NO PERSONS" Share this:LinkedInTwitterFacebookLike Loading... Tags Absurd, balance, CORPORATIONS, economics, essays, Ethics, Gods, IMMORTALITY, Laws, logic, Money, morality, mortality, Nature, SOCIAL CRITIQUE, SOCIAL INJUSTICE, taxes, words By Things That Never Made It Into Print Keep it simple ... Radical ... Writer, Artist, Dancer, Musician, Chicago Betty View Archive → ← COOKING TRUMP → QUESTIONS ON THE LOOSE 2 replies on “"NO PERSONS"” Thinking about cemeteries… OVERPOPULATION There are too many dead bodies for the local cemetery, children and children’s children squeezed out of the family plot, limbs and ribs encroaching as their bodies fold unnaturally to conserve precious space beneath the grass. Others overlap in a boundary dispute between neighbors who have long since forgotten their own quiet names. A disturbance of heavy equipment — backhoes and jack hammers – jars the hard ground as a new mausoleum goes up and up in the last half-acre left, zoned for a coffin condominium, tripling capacity by doubling and quadrupling up the dead who will lie in state in a gleaming black U of granite, inner walls faced with pink-veined marble names upon names stacked and inscribed, birthdays without deathdays as the still-living sign up for limited space, getting dibs on their final estate on a first gone, first come basis. (from a mutual friend of Jessica Jiang’s who suggested I stop by, said we had things in common like poetry and an artistic bent…) Cheers, Pamela Spiro Wagner PS this poem will be included in my forth coming book of poems and art, LEARNING TO SEE IN THREE DIMENSIONS (June 2017, Green Writers Press and Sundog Poetry, Vermont) I love it! Your name rings a bell. Thank you so much for stopping by! Jessica is very dear to me. Seems we do have in common what Jessica said – Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.