Getting Ready For EternityI see your height, I feel your weight
And watch you sew, to hew the new.
Laid in my tomb, without a comb,
This awful rouge would I gouge --
In hubris is debris.
Tell me I’m late.
Tell me the house isn’t burning down.
Tell me again how selfish I am.
Clouds carry rivers across the sky.
Marines carry home their dead. Always.
Do you carry more than a hat and gloves?
Craig Brandis is a singer-songwriter and is the author of the poetry chapbook Altitude. His poems have been published in the New Verse News, the Friends of William Stafford Newsletter and The Camel Saloon.