Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ode to an Expired Expat

let me lose a tooth in Georgia
let me lose a limb in Libya
a finger here, a toenail there
let me lose my hair in America

let me lose my mind in China
let me lose all my money at the bar
let me lose my cat and have it come back
let me forget I've lost anything at all

let me lose my life somewhere or other
the where or when or why doesn't matter
but whenever I lose it, let them scatter
my ashes all around everywhere

to sink into the sea
or seep into the soil
to rise into the air
in any case, to sleep

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