Fade to Black


They say if you flirt with death,
you’re going to get a date;
But I don’t mind—the music’s fine,
And I love dancing with someone who can really lead.
Who wants to live forever?
Old age is nothing more than accountability
for the heady exuberance of youth.
If the nurse asks me,
as I’m about to fade out,
if I want more life,
I hope I’ll just smile
and tell her as gently as I can,
“No, thank you. I’ve had enough!”

One thought on “Fade to Black

  1. rachel bar says:

    Extremely powerfull. Reminds me of an Ingmar Bergman movie.

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