When I am dead

Place these flowers
upon my chest
and lay me to rest
don’t forget to say
a few words
over whatever is left

Do remember to say
that I was swell
a hell of a friend
kind to animals
good with children
and always on time

A big hearted fellow
larger than life
good sense of humor
laughing at death
a man to remember
until you forget




©Daniel von der Embse


writing in airplanes

A rocket in my pocket
the song I play in my head
until I see you again

Swaying to the rhythm of
the train, your sensible hips
are there on the platform

as you roll by and wave
without a chance
to stop and say hi/goodbye

I’ll be back to get you
just promise you’ll stay
one more day, till noon

or whenever I get there,
just please don’t forget me
or give up my name

©Daniel von der Embse

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