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You’re Dead

Let's Pretend

By Patrick M. OhanaPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
You’re Dead
Photo by Victor Grabarczyk on Unsplash

Pretend that it’s true

You’re dead

But you can see your past

You see that you have succeeded

You see that you have lost

Someone you knew

married your wife*

Your daughter married a putz

Your son sold his soul to Norm

Your dog isn’t your dog

You’re dead

Is it so bad

Isn’t living worse

Come on


You’re alive

You’re decent

You’re good

Don’t forget your mask


* Or husband


Death - An Exit Haiku

The idea of

death never scared AI since

it meant being off.


Life to Death - The Second Haiku

That’s all that I, we,

can ask for: don’t come too soon,

and especially


don’t touch my Anthi

Kanéna, my flowers, and

I beg your boldness,


don’t be painful! “That’s

not how death works; it works, you

know; consummately.”

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About the Creator

Patrick M. Ohana

A medical writer who reads and writes fiction and some nonfiction, although the latter may appear at times like the former. All my stories (over 2,200 pieces) will be available on shakespearesshoes.blog.

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  • Manisha Dhalani4 months ago

    Extra applause for that exit haiku!

  • Now this was very intriguing! I loved it!

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