bored I am and long to be alive once
more and then maybe never die again although
if I’m in Heaven or even Hell then
I’ll already be alive even though
dead, in Sunday School they tell us kids that
our lives on Earth are meant to prepare us
for life eternal, which is where I came
in wondering whether that will get old
–I’ll want to live as I lived once, as I’m
living now, on Earth that is, even if
it means dying all over again and
if there are no hot dogs or tacos or
comic books in the Afterlife I’d just
as soon stay where I am. And popcorn shrimp.
Gale Acuff has had hundreds of poems published in a dozen countries and is the author of three books of poetry. He has taught university English in the US, China, and Palestine.