Monday, April 1, 2013

Those who live, those who die

That day we sat down
to make a list of those
Downloaded from
who had lived their lives
the way they wanted

We thought
and wrote the names eagerly
We rethought
and crossed them out immediately
And ended up
without a single name in the list

We changed our minds
and decided to work
on a list of those
who died the way they wanted

But to our surprise
we ended up this time
without a single name,
not even one to cross out later on