BUYING UNDERWEAR FOR THE DEAD
05/14/2010

Prepping their father’s body for the passage

his daughters gathered his

Necessities

Glasses

Dentures

but not his underwear

–Having spent his last years in diapers

he had none

so they made a pilgrimage to Walmart

& bought him seven pair of XXX white jockies

You know something women might think of

His widow sat beside me at the funeral home

viewing the casket

They gave him a smile she said

& worried that his 6-foot-6 frame looked a little cramped

Home

Smile

Cramped

& then she told me his last words before he fell into the coma

He spoke of preparing for a camping trip

making reservations hitching up the trailer

Trip

Reservations

Hitching

& then he said

“I’m thinking of signing myself out”

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