Physical Comedy

Your death is funny,
a wrong turn
onto a road that isn't there.
You misjudge the distance
between your body
and hereafter
and it's funny, the little slip
that splits you,
the little slip that stops you,
the little slip
from everything there is.
Dick Van Dyke the Grim Reaper,
John Ritter the Grim Reaper,
Jesus Christ the Grim Reaper
of the Grim Reaper,
every decomposing bone
making snapping sounds at once,
every human face passing
through windshields
into every oak tree in the world.
This is a comedy
because the ending
is happening.
In Order to Commit Suicide
Jason Morphew
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In Order to Commit Suicide

Jason Morphew

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