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May 2013

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How to Greet Death

How To Greet Death - Gabriel Gadfly

Greet death
with your hands in your pockets,
slouched back, cool,
collected, and confident.
Wear a hint of a grin
and a dash of cologne.
Say What took you so long?
Say You're behind the times, man.
Say Dead is the new black.
Coffin is the new condo.
Pallor is the new tan.
La vida muerta.

Greet death
with a fistful of black-eyed susans,
butterflies in your stomach,
and two tickets to tomorrow's sunrise.
Wear your father's cufflinks
and your mother's wedding ring.
Say I brought these for you, babe.
Say Kiss me, kiss me.
Say But wait until the sun comes up.
Just until daybreak.
I want to show you something.
Hasta la muerte, te amo.

Greet death
with a knife at your own neck,
chin up, throat bared,
cardiac in overdrive.
Wear nothing.
Wear nothing.
Say Bring it on motherfucker!
Say Only on my terms.
Say nothing
and open your throat.
and bleed to completion.
El final, el final, el final.

I think about death. A lot. To the extent of almost fantasizing about it. It's an obsession. Everytime I'm travelling. With my family in the car, or with strangers on a bus. When I'm home alone. But it happens the most when I'm in a theater watching a movie. I hate going to the theater. I watch all movies at home. A movie is the last place I want to go for a date. I can't stand anyone joking about death. I take offense when someone does. It's weird because noone close to me has ever died, except my grandparents.


how about theatres outside kerala?
I don't think there's a difference. Why?