Last Will and Testament
Fuck a funeral!
Use the money you’d spend on mine
to celebrate the only proper way:
with drugs and alcohol.
You don’t even have to celebrate me,
just fuckin’ celebrate!
Or give the money to a good cause.
Just don’t give it to something boring,
like a church, please.
There’s enough reason in the world to be sad,
the inevitable shouldn’t be made worse by a
public display of platonic-necrophilia and tears.
No one should have to dress up and be miserable,
especially on my behalf.
I don’t wanna be buried,
Gimme to science!
I won’t give a fuck, I’ll be dead!
As my grandfather used to say,
“Shove a bone in my ass and have
the dogs drag me away.”
Well I got two assholes,
so I’ll need a shit ton of dogs.
Let graverobbers steal my body,
before it’s given over to the dirt,
like they did Lincoln’s,
and have a manhunt across the nation!
We’ll save them a step and a stop at
Home Depot for a shovel.
Don’t waste valuable land on wastes of space.
Build a hospital or a school.
Fuck it, I’d rather people frack or
build yuppie townhouses!
On a second thought,
I have one request,
please don’t fuck my corpse.
I don’t find it disrespectful,
©2021 Joe Szalinski All rights reserved.
Joe Szalinski is a writer & performer from Pittsburgh, PA. He attended Slippery Rock University for his undergrad in writing & literature. Since returning to his native Pittsburgh, he’s been busy performing comedy, acting, making music, and writing. His writing, both creative and academic, has appeared in Defenestration, The Howling Press, The Short Humour, PS It’s Poetry (an anthology), and RockScissorsPaper.