the sure bet

is not such a scary thing
not completely unexpected
it happens to everyone
it is the sure bet

so why do we fear it
it’s as natural as birth
to be born is
to be guaranteed a death

a wise man once said
‘what is unborn cannot die’
how wonderful it is, then
to be born and not live forever

because how boring
would life be
as beckett put it, to be
waiting for godot


Where does anger come from?
Perhaps this is poorly phrased,
An inappropriate metaphor.
For something to come and go
It must be real.

But anger isn’t real.
If I understood that, then
The world would be
A much better place for you
Me and everybody else.