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Elizabeth Romero: The Next Big Thing

I must admit

I look forward to it

The way one might look forward

To a trip to Europe

Or a Mediterranean cruise.

Like anybody I’d like to avoid

A loss of dignity, talking ragtime

Shitting my pants.

So I hope it will be quick:

Climb on the train,

Board the plane,

Walk up the gangplank.

Outta here.

Then what? That’s the big question.

Human, bird, butterfly or tree?


The day I die

There’ll be a scandal

Involving sex and a politician.

A skirmish in a foreign land.

In other words

An ordinary day.

A burst bubble.

A fallen leaf.

A newspaper left behind in the subway.


Oh, beautiful death from the sky!

Please, do not strike me

Or my dark tree.

Copyright 2022 Elizabeth Romero

Elizabeth Romero, 2021

3 comments on “Elizabeth Romero: The Next Big Thing

  1. daninmaya
    November 17, 2022

    The question that never stops but we keep breathing, so another day……


  2. Barbara Huntington
    November 16, 2022

    I love this. With the chemo, there thoughts come up. Not morbid, just wondering about next steps


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