August 17, 2018

Sell By


by Doug “Rabbit” Sutherland

I never thought my barber would
Destroy more than my hair.
But, yesterday, he shaved my neck
And drove me to despair!

“What’s this?” he said. “Why, you’ve expired!”
I said, “What do you mean?”
He touched my neck, “It’s right back here–
That place you’ve never seen.

“We all have sell-by dates,” he said,
“Tattooed behind our ears.
We never, ever see them but
For glimpses caught in mirrors.

“And, then, of course, they’re backwards and
Impossible to read,
And, so, the implications are
Impossible to heed.”

It truly is ironic that
I’d be the last to know
What everyone is whispering:
I died 3 years ago!

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