Get Your Premium Membership

pink elephants and purple snakes

a journey
arrival
The cancer within. Just another place to be. (Whatever that means).
hello, now
You look different than I imagined, filtered through those gamma rays.
what's up doc?
Shall we slice, dice or nuke today? My good doctor, practice on me, please!
calculating cost of repairs
What is the value of a human life? Do you have health insurance?
another round of jose chemo
Only kidding, doc. As far as hangovers go this one's a doozy.
the good news
Well, at least I did not lose my hair. (Inside joke, never had any).
the bad news
I will not succumb to a natural death. Nor will I fade away.
cremate or inter?
Suit yourself, daughter. Either way, I doubt it will bury my huge debt.
legacy
You win. I lose. So? Goodbye, now. I think I'll have that last cigarette.
meeting god
She smiled at him and said: "Hey there fella, was it good for you too?"

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 6/2/2018 9:11:00 AM
This is SO GOOD. xomo <3 <3 <3
Login to Reply
Date: 3/18/2018 5:19:00 PM
A poem sadly so many can relate to - our friend had terminal cancer caused by smoking yet still tried to give up near the end so that final poem gave me a wry smile:-) hugs jan xx
Login to Reply
Date: 11/18/2017 6:41:00 AM
A light take on a serious subject, John, like how you structured it with the titles:)
Login to Reply
Date: 11/16/2017 12:42:00 PM
I went through a similar event with my husband. It was different some how.
Login to Reply
Date: 11/15/2017 11:04:00 AM
Just saw a film where a young girl dies of cancer at the end. “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” This poem gave me the same feeling. Love the structure. Really adds to the meaning. This is strong.
Login to Reply
Date: 11/8/2017 4:09:00 PM
Hey JJ... I second John Fieming's words!!! So when can we see it in print!!! KUDOS GOOD AMI!!! xx
Login to Reply
flats Avatar
lim'rik flats
Date: 11/9/2017 6:21:00 PM
You just did! (see it print). Oh, you mean that old fashioned ink/paper thing;-) Thanks for stopping by les bidonvilles dear Jackson!!! ~ jj
Date: 11/8/2017 2:08:00 PM
l.f...you are absolutely awesome; this is indeed - priceless!! Good enough to be published -- sheer brilliance!! My very warmest regards. :) john
Login to Reply
flats Avatar
lim'rik flats
Date: 11/9/2017 6:18:00 PM
Oh my, very high praise from a writer of your high calibre! Thanks very much ~ john too
Date: 11/8/2017 11:52:00 AM
This is AWESOME! What a good write this is. Upbeat in spite of the subject matter. I like that your character doesn't pity himself.
Login to Reply
flats Avatar
lim'rik flats
Date: 11/9/2017 6:16:00 PM
Thanks Dale. Appreciate the visit. ~ john