Death of the Zen Master


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Death of the Zen Master

 

“What a relief

to have it over,

now my next life

is about to begin,”

said the Zen Master.

“Never say never,” he added,

and, “It’s an adventure,”

and, “Brrr,”

and “Please read me the evening paper, please,

and The Tibetan Book of the Dead ,”

long-winded to the end,

which took about as long

as we’d expected,

the soda machine in the hallway

finally emptied, like him.

 

-Dick Allen

 

 

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