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Last Payment Remiss

When should you get ready
to die…

When you’re old,
  and the signs are in letters so big?

When should you get ready
to die…

When you’re young,
with it’s messages trapped in the wind?

When should you get ready
to die…

When it’s winter,
and the cold bellows loudly with fear?

When should you get ready
to die…

When it’s summer,
love teasing, its distraction so near?

When should you get ready
to die…

When your life has been bartered,
the present dismissed?

When should you get ready
to die…

When your soul has been mortgaged
—last payment remiss?

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on September 18, 2019

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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